It shows that only part of the $54 million found in two
funds were intentionally hidden from the Department of
The audit shows senior management at the parks department
intentionally underreported as much as $20 million beginning in
It found that $34 million concealed in one fund was
But it's a different story for the State Parks and Recreation
The audit found money there was hidden unintentionally at
first, but then it became "conscious and deliberate".
Many top parks officials admitted they were concerned about
future budget cuts and knew of the concealment.
But the investigation failed to determine if former Parks
Director Ruth Coleman knew about the hidden funds.
She resigned last July when the scandal became public.
The Attorney General interviewed 40 witnesses as part of the
Coleman refused to agree to an interview on the advice of her