Jackson County Court gets fair rating after embezzlement scandal
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A state audit found problems persist in Jackson County Circuit Court after its former administrator pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
Auditor Nicole Galloway gave the court an overall fair rating in an audit released Monday. Galloway said the public must be kept informed of ongoing issues as corrections are made.
The findings included unbalanced ledgers and the failure to reschedule court appearances. Auditors also noted that the court maintains more than $6 million in investments that aren't compliant with state law and its own guidelines.
The analysis comes less than a year after Teresa York, of Blue Springs, was sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling nearly $80,000 and funneling more than $64,000 to her boyfriend for consulting work that was never done.