Thursday, December 03, 2009

So Little Oversight, So Much Time

Doesn't it just make you furious when someone abuses expense accounts, takes lavish vacations on the taxpayer dime, etc? Well, prepare to be furious.

A top official with the CSU Chancellor's Office wasted more than $152,000 on travel, meals and more, according to a new report from the state auditor's office...

The investigation revealed that Ernst was improperly reimbursed for "unnecessary trips, meals that exceeded the university's reimbursement limits, the official's commuter expenses between his home in Northern California and the university's headquarters in Long Beach, living allowances, home office expenses, duplicate payments, and overpayments of claims."

The official's travel was deemed of little benefit or advantage to the university and included trips to Shanghai, Singapore, London, Amsterdam and Australia.

Someone is supposed to be looking out for the taxpayer. In addition to the crook himself, whom do we we hold responsible?

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