Related party transactions – part 1

On 12/11/2015, EideBailly LLP, an independent auditor hired by the Linn County Board of Supervisors, confirmed several FY2015 (7/1/2014 – 6/30/2015) business transactions (BT) referred by the Linn County Auditor (LCA).  The following tax dollar BTs occurred between officials/employees of the County and their relatives. They are included on page 17 of the County’s 2015 Compliance Report .

Several other BTs were reported by the LCA to EideBailly LLP and the County’s Office of Finance & Budget; however, they were not included in the Compliance Report. They will be disclosed on this blog in the next few days.

LCA’s referral case # – County employee name & organization in FY2015 – Relationship – Description – Amount spent in FY2015

FY15-019     JAMES HOUSER – Board of Supervisors – SPOUSE is Deputy Medical Examiner – Services – $11,071

FY15-006     JUDY CUMMINGS – Options employee – SPOUSE is owner of Aqua Technologies – Supplies – $9,428

FY15-031     GAYLE KEISER – Attorney’s Office employee – SISTER is JoAnne Morenz – Services – $5,981

FY15-003     JOHN GAHRING – Sheriff’s Office employee – PARENT is owner of Gahring Machine & Manufacturing – Supplies – $3,960

FY15-004     GAYLE KEISER – Attorney’s Office employee – DAUGHTER is Mackenzie Keiser – Services – $3,802

FY15-030     BRIAN CLANEY – Attorney’s Office employee – SPOUSE is Ann Claney – Services – $477

FY15-028     LINDA LANGSTON – Board of Supervisors – SPOUSE is David Langston – Services – $219

FY15-021     KAYLA DAVIS – Recorder’s Office employee – SPOUSE is Todd Davis – Supplies – $24

Please be advised that the disclosure of these BTs does NOT imply any wrongdoing of any kind. The purpose of these disclosures is to illustrate to the public and taxpayers that Linn County is transparent in spending its tax dollars. -Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor

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