Feb 18, 2014 9:16 AM by AP
The audit opinion for the city of Winnsboro reveals the town might have violated state budget laws by overspending in three separate accounts.
The News-Star reports the overspending was one of several findings in the unqualified opinion, prepared by Silas Simmons, L.L.P. of Natchez, Miss.
The report showed overspending in the general fund by nearly $306,000, overspending in the industrial grant fund by $38,000, and overspending in the sales tax fund by more than $45,000.
Overspending in each account totaled more than 5 percent of what had been budgeted, which could violate Louisiana's budgeting laws.
Mayor Jackie Johnson said Monday he was unaware the audit had been issued already and had not read it. He declined to comment on the audit until after he received a report from the auditor.