Auditor Josh Gallion

Legislature Aims to Fix Audit Law Requiring Criminal Probe

Gallion says he's not opposed to making some "adjustments'' in the law.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota legislative leaders say they will fix laws that require criminal investigations into some audit findings that may be the result of an unintentional mistake. Republican Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner calls it an “issue that needs to be resolved.” Wardner says the solution could be as easy as amending language within existing laws to allow for more…

Charges Against College Officials Declined after Audit

Auditor Josh Gallion issued the audit earlier this year.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Prosecutors won’t pursue criminal charges against North Dakota State College of Science officials accused by the state auditor of withholding records from investigators. Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick says in a letter that there was no proof college President John Richman or vice presidents Tony Gridberg and Dennis Gladen committed crimes of obstructing or misleading state auditors. Auditor…