Official wants investigation of audit recording

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A state official has asked Indiana State Police to investigate the release of the recording of a conference between state auditors and Evansville city officials regarding the city’s 2012 audit.

Indiana State Board of Accounts Examiner Paul Joyce told the Evansville Courier & Press on Thursday that he would seek prosecution of whoever released the information. Audit results are supposed to remain confidential until they are publicly released.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says city council member secretly recorded the March 12 meeting and then illegally distributed the recording. He says he informed the city attorney and the state after learning of the recording.

The city sought outside assistance after the 2011 audit criticized the council for inadequately overseeing government financial records. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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