GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — McKinley County has been ordered to hire an outside accountant to conduct a special audit based on the state's questionable findings with a contractor.
New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas told the Gallup Independent on Friday (http://bit.ly/Axbadj) that his staff was concerned about the appearance of conflicts of interest and the high dollar amount billed to the county by the Dallago Corp.
Since 2008, the county reported that the Dallago Corp. reaped more than $1 million in taxpayer dollars for services rendered under the four-year heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning and plumbing maintenance contracts the company holds, in addition to other contract and subcontract work.
County Attorney Doug Decker said Randy Bartell of Montgomery & Andrews Law Firm will take the reins on the audit and investigation.
New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.