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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Special prosecutor says Brinkerhoff-Riley did not violate law"

Updating earlier ILB posts, Sean Edmondson reported yesterday for WFIE14 Evansville:

Gibson County Prosecutor Robert Krieg, the special prosecutor appointed in the case of Evansville Councilwoman Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley, says she did not violate the law when she secretly recorded a confidential meeting of the State Board of Accounts.

Brinkerhoff-Riley admitted to using her phone to secretly record a state audit exit interview about the about the city audit.

She then made that information public.

Court documents show that Krieg determined that the confidentiality of exit conferences only applies to the auditor or examiner and not attendees.

The story links to Prosecutor Krieg's full, 5-page report.

The State Board of Account reaction:

State Examiner Paul Joyce says as a result of the Brinkerhoff-Riley case there will be "a lot of changes."

Joyce says he will no longer allow any council members at the exit conference for cities. The only person allowed will be the person audited.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 31, 2014 08:57 AM
Posted to Indiana Government