In December, when the Taos Municipal Schools District board of education hired the Jaramillo Accounting Group to conduct a forensic audit regarding allegations of fraud, waste and abuse involving several district employees, Superintendent Valerie Trujillo indicated that she had notified the Office of the State Auditor of the pending audit. 

New Mexico State Auditor Joseph Maestas plays an important oversight role in such investigations. Should any irregularities be identified and brought to the auditor's attention, he will ultimately decide whether any of the findings should be referred for prosecution. 

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Alice Robison

it's hard enough to educate the children and then have someone steal the money. the whole town loses not to mention the kids.

John Lapin

Several staff members of the school district have been suspended? That has the appearance of crime. Is there probable cause for arrest and prosecution? Will the Eighth Judicial District DA Office do anything? Quien sabe. I salute the Taos News for coverage of this developing story, Please stay on it and update. We cannot let this be swept away to obscurity.

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