This story is proof the Coliseum audits were NOT clean! David Hales needs to go back and read the audit reports!
This is another story where Hales claims the Coliseum had CLEAN audits: http://ilnews.org/9870/financial-probe-of-coliseums-former-manager-may-involve-concession-money/
They weren’t clean, concessions were NEVER audited, and Hales refused to protect taxpayer money.
By: Diane Benjamin
According to this September 12th Pantagraph article, City Manager David Hales claims the Coliseum audits have always received a clean opinion: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/state-police-city-investigating-coliseum-operations/article_6e1ae325-da35-5573-845a-454e9b4c8031.html
David Hales KNOWS audits are not intended to detect fraud. Dixon Illinois had “clean” audits, and Rita Crundwell still managed to steal over $50,000,000!
Hales also states the Coliseum was audited every year. It was – EXCEPT for concessions and catering. Why was that David? In 2013 and 2014 Concession Sales were over $1,200,000 a year. That wasn’t worth auditing David? In 2015 sales dropped to less than $800,000. Did you bother to find out why? Please, don’t blame the parking garage problems. It never held enough vehicles for events, so it’s closure didn’t have had…
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