A review of the Callaway County Circuit Court has revealed more than 11,000 dollars could be unaccounted for, with 60 questionable transactions beginning in Jan. 2011.
Callaway County circuit clerk Judy Gorner says the discovery of the questionable transactions occurred in a routine budget review by the Missouri Office of State Court Administrators (OSCA) in Jan. 2011.
The Missouri State Auditor released a detailed audit Wednesday on public defender offices and their ability to handle new clients.
Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich says the way in which the public defender system keep track of its caseloads is outdated. In the audit, Schweich raised concerns regarding the system’s reliance on national caseload standards dating back to 1973. He is deeming the so called “caseload crisis” to be based on “unsupported assumptions.”