Audit on County Supes Expenses Finds Wrongful Charges by 1
Campbell Patch - about 4 years
By Bay City News Service
Audits of more than $140,000 in expenses charged to taxpayers by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors released Thursday showed few problems except spending by Supervisor George Shirakawa, who disputed the results but agreed to repay some charges.
The county's Finance Agency looked into expenses placed on procurement cards, or P-Cards, by Supervisors Mike Wasserman, David Cortese, Ken Yeager and Liz Kniss from 2011 to 2012 as directed by the supervisors in October after an audit of Shirakawa's P-Card charges.
The supervisors requested audits of P-Card spending by all county elected officials and board appointees after Shirakawa's records revealed he improperly charged nearly $13,000 in charity donations and personal expenses from January 2009 to September 2012, according to the agency.
The audit of Shirakawa's P-Card use found he spent $36,837 over the 45-month period, with $14,293 for travel, $10,354 for local business meals, $5,140 listed as
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