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KNOX COUNTY COMMISSION KNOX COUNTY AUDITOR
KNOX COUNTY AUDITOR RELEASES PRELLMARY DRAFT REPORT
Review o Purchasing Card Charges and Expense Reimbursements
Dated February 26, 2008
Contact: Richard Walls FOR IMMEDIATE RIELEASE
FAX (865) 215-3001
February 28,2008 On February 27,2008, the Ktiox County Auditor received a Public
Records Access Request for the preliminary draft report concerning tlle review of Knox
County purchasing card transactions. Based on the advice of the b o x County Law
Department, the preliminary draft report is being released today.
A written request for public records access will be required for any releases of the
preliminary draft report.
Knox County Auditor, Richard Walls, stated, "This request has facilitated the premature
release o f the preliminary draf? report prior to the receipt of responses from the Mayor's
Office and others. This impedes the audit process and the integrity of this engagement
prior to the completion o f the final rqort. It i s not our intention to deny access to the
preliminary draft report. However, our concern is that this i s not the final report.
Therefore, we respectfully request the preliminary draft report not be disseminated before
it$ completion. In addition, our office will not comment on the report until it is
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