State Board of Accounts may release final audit Tuesday

SBOA audit report may be released Tuesday
SBOA audit report may be released Tuesday

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The City of Evansville says it's been notified by the State Board of Accounts that it may release the final 2012 audit report on Tuesday.

But even if it is released, it will be a few days before we know what's in the report.

That's because SBOA rules say that the final audit report may not be released to the public for three business days following the city's receipt and review.

The 2012 audit has been at the center of a controversy surrounding city council vice president, Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley.

Brinkerhoff-Riley admits she secretly recorded a closed-door meeting with the SBOA about the audit, which she released to the public.

The state examiner, Paul Joyce, told 14 news that the audit interview is a confidential meeting and, in his opinion,  the release of the content is illegal.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said the release is quote, "irresponsible and a clear violation of trust."

Brinkerhoff-Riley has said she doesn't believe she broke the law by recording the exit interview.

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