Audit into mayor's office reveals no problems

Audit into mayor's office reveals no problems

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - An "extensive" audit into the Brookland mayor's office revealed the mayor did not misuse his position, according to minutes recorded at the city council meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014. This after Brookland Mayor Kenneth Jones called a special city council meeting in April regarding an anonymous letter sent to council members.

According to the minutes, Brookland City Attorney Kevin Orr said an audit "indicated that all offices were in substantial compliance with Arkansas fiscal and financial laws and that nothing was misused."

Orr told the council that the letter was mailed to the council with political motives. Jones is up for reelection against Martin Crain, Thurman Thompson and Homer Adams.

Once Orr explained his findings, the city council had no questions.

In April, Jones called for a special meeting after the council received an anonymous, typed, one-page document. Jones called the letter "slanderous" and said he would consider legal action against the letter's author.

Jones asked the police department to open an investigation to find the source of the letter.

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