..yet no mention of trying to recover any of the wasted taxpayer money:
The review found an example of an invoice involving an expert witness being paid twice – an overpayment of $3,881. In other cases, three sets of the exact same invoices were submitted, causing an overpayment of $1,364 to attorneys.
In a sample of 60 high-dollar invoices dated between Jan. 1 and April 30 of this year, auditors found errors in 25 invoices, 19 which had been reviewed by the program’s governing committee.
“We can’t always tell if an attorney is charging too much. We just saw some areas that need to be tightened up,” Deputy County Administrator Mike Comer said.
Don’t these people who receive double payments bear some responsibility here? What about the attorneys who submitted three duplicate invoices? Why is there no talk of trying to get this money back? Perhaps I’ll ask my Commissioner.