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Grand Jury: ADICA needs more oversight

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Dougherty County Grand Jury wants greater oversight of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority.   Their recommendation comes after the arrest of former ADICA CEO Don Buie, who's accused of stealing thousands of dollars.  

The Grand Jury recommended an independent audit of all financial transactions of ADICA dating back to its transition from Albany Tomorrow, Incorporated.   And they want City Commissioners to become more involved and responsible for public money disbursed by similiar organizations.

ADICA Board Member Phil Cannon says Grand Jurors should have demanded a deeper audit and open meetings from the board. 

"The mere fact that you try to talk about something behind closed doors just create the appearance of impropriety. And we can not afford that," Cannon said.

The Grand Jury also recommended that all ADICA checks require two supervisory signatures, and that the next ADICA CEO face a much more thorough background check.

 

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