JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s auditor, Nicole Galloway — was sworn in for the second time today.
Galloway announced a public corruption and fraud division — to better address whistleblower complaints regarding abuse in local government.
“This division will have dedicated auditors and attorneys, law enforcement professionals, forensic auditing specialists and certified fraud examiners,” the Auditor said in a news release. “My team will have the tools, resources and expertise to expose wrongdoing. As a certified fraud examiner myself, I am committed to creating the strongest and most robust public corruption force the state has ever seen.”
Her staff has handed down 38 criminal counts in corruption cases since 2015.
Galloway has also been allowed to investigate Greene County commission complaints, after a change in leadership earlier this month.
Auditor Galloway said if Missourians have information regarding government waste, fraud and abuse, they may provide it for consideration to the State Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline at 800-347-8597 or by email at email@example.com. Under the law, whistleblowers have the option to remain anonymous.