"Are you saying I'm a liar?" Johnson asked after Hardy repeatedly accused Chesapeake of not cooperating with county auditors.
"You can draw any inference you want," Hardy shot back.
Sigman said he believes county auditors are still waiting for financial information from Chesapeake.
At the time, Chesapeake fire officials said they couldn't turn over some of the financial information the county requested because the records were in the hands of the state auditors. However, the legislative audit report sent out Feb. 6 casts doubt on that assertion.
"We mailed multiple certified and noncertified letters, as well as made attempts to contact the [fire] department by phone to obtain bank statements and supporting documentation for its state account," Legislative Post Audit Division Director Stacy Sneed wrote in the state audit report. "However, the department has not provided the documentation we requested."
Kanawha County Manager Jennifer Sayre said county officials have turned over to the prosecutor's office what financial records they do have on the fire department.
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