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Audit Finds S.D. County Treasure’s Office Poorly Run

— A newly released audit shows the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office improperly withheld about $8 million in overpayments. It also repeatedly failed to fix problems in how the office is run.

The $73 thousand audit was completed in March by the New York auditing firm Kessler International. It was made public yesterday in response to a California Public Records Act request filed by The San Diego Union-Tribune.

At least two other earlier independent audits identified similar problems in the office, the newspaper reported.

Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister, who is seeking a third four-year term in June, is running unopposed so far. He declined a request by the Union-Tribune to answer questions about the audit.

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