PA Turnpike audit finds expense accounts, transparency at issue

    While sifting through the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s records during a routine audit, out-going Auditor General Jack Wagner found that since 2007, the six-person Commission panel has incurred more than $539,000 in expenses.

    According to an article from Pennsylvania Independent on Doylestown Patch, the regularly scheduled performance audit turned up an “overall lack of transparency and accountability in how the commission’s expense accounts were used during the January 2007 – August 2011 period.”

    The article cites dinners in Harrisburg costing toll-payers $494 and hotel stays were noted as costing “well above the normal rate” where Commissioners “spent lavishly on lodging.”

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