Three auditors from the National Guard Bureau have touched down in Alaska. They’re here to dig into allegations of financial fraud. Here’s the statement from Gov. Sean Parnell’s office:
In August, Governor Sean Parnell called for an expanded investigation into allegations of fraud in the Alaska National Guard. Today, the governor announced that a team of three auditors from the National Guard Bureau has arrived in Alaska to determine the adequacy and management of federal resources handled by the Alaska National Guard.
“We take the allegations of fraud extremely seriously,” said Governor Parnell. “I called for an immediate investigation of these fraud allegations. Those found to have been engaging in fraud or misuse of official resources can and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.”
The director of Internal Review, chief of Audit Operations, and a senior auditor assigned to National Guard Internal Review Office make up the team. The team will conduct an internal review audit of the management of federal fiscal resources in the Alaska National Guard. This internal review audit is directly related to the alleged theft and misuse of federal resources by service members.
The audit team will focus on types of funding, reimbursements, and the management of funds. The team will analyze all previous internal and external audits conducted in the areas of family programs and cooperative agreements, expenditures. The team will interview Alaska National Guard personnel as a part of the audit.
A draft report is due by mid–December.