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GISD Could Face a Criminal Investigation

A forensic audit of the Greenville ISD could lead to a criminal investigation by the city Police Department. The audit by Columbus Alexander claims there is no evidence of how $54 million was spent following a 2014 referendum.

This morning Hunt County District Attorney Noble Walker reviewed the audit based on word from Greenville Superintendent Demetrus Liggins. Last week the school board directed Liggins to report any evidence of money mishandling to city officials.

Alexander, told TV station NBC-DWF Monday that he found evidence of misconduct, mismanagement, and cronyism from former ISD officials. According to the Herald Banner, the alleged misappropriations could be responsible for a $6.4 million shortfall in the ISD last school year.

Walker will be turning the case over to the Greenville Police Department for an investigation.

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.