Audit shows OSBI used state time for nonprofits

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An audit of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shows employees of the agency used state resources and time to raise money for two nonprofits associated with the agency - then refused to release documents to the state auditor's office.

State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones released a special audit report Thursday that also says one of the nonprofits - the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Employee Association- spent nearly $10,000 to take 11 employees on a cruise.

The audit was requested by OSBI Director Stan Florence to examine the agency's role with both the association and the nonprofit Friends of the OSBI, Inc.

OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown - who is president of Friends of the OSBI, Inc. - said she hadn't read the audit and declined comment on it.

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