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Montgomery Planner Tried To Hinder Audit, Report Finds




Montgomery Planner Tried To Hinder Audit, Report Finds
Montgomery Planner Tried To Hinder Audit, Report Finds



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/10/12/ST2009101200662.html 

By Miranda S. Spivack
Washington Post Staff Writer
October 12, 2009

Montgomery County's planning director tried to block an investigation of 
his spending practices and those of his agency, according to a report by 
the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

The audit report details instances in which Montgomery Planning Director 
Rollin Stanley "failed to fully cooperate" with requests for 
information, delayed auditors' interviews with staff members and 
provided "misleading and contradictory information." The report says 
Stanley lacked "high ethical and professional standards."

The report, provided late Friday to The Washington Post in response to a 
public records request, says Stanley had improperly used his government 
credit card, paid too much for some meals and failed to properly 
document his spending. Some sections of the audit were deleted because 
they related to proprietaryinformation about computer security, 
officials said.

"The unwillingness to cooperate," the report says, delayed the 
investigation of a computer firewall purchase, credit card usage and 
other agency practices and could encourage other employees to withhold 
information from auditors. Such behavior sends "a wrong message 
throughout the department."

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