11:03am

Wed August 24, 2011
Statehouse News

More Audits for Former Whitley Sheriff

Two days before former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge is expected to be sentenced to at least 15.5 years in a federal prison, Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen released two more scathing audits on Hodge's books while he was in office. Tuesday morning, Luallen released the 2009 tax audit for the period April 16, 2009 through April 15, 2010, and the audit of the 2010 fee account, which was used to operate Hodge's office. Like the nine other most recent audits for Hodge's office, the findings were once again referred to the FBI for further review.  All the audits combined show a total deficit of more than $240,000 from the sheriff's department during Hodge's tenure in office.