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,
"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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