By Randy Ellis Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgNORMAN — Widespread financial mismanagement within the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has created cash flow problems and resulted in employees driving 48 vehicles that were not insured, a state audit has found. Sheriff Joe Lester sued Cleveland County commissioners in March, accusing them of violating state law by failing to fully fund detention center operations. However, many of the sheriff's funding problems appear to be self-inflicted, according to an audit released Monday by State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones. From September 2016 through March 2017, the sheriff's office failed to timely bill the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for $243,837 that the county was owed for housing state...
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Audit finds Cleveland County sheriff's employees driving uninsured vehicles