Associated Press Published

Audit: Former Attorney General Spent $54K on Employee Tuition

Darrell McGraw

An audit says former Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s office reimbursed more than $54,000 for employee education without paying appropriate federal taxes.

The legislative audit released Tuesday says McGraw’s administration spent almost $21,000 for one employee’s out-of-state graduate classes in less than three months. Another employee was reimbursed about $26,500 over two years.

The most recent was reimbursed $6,700 in fiscal year 2012 for in-state university studies.

The assistance dated back to 1999. Payments went unreported on employee W-2 forms back through 2004, possibly earlier.

The audit covers July 2011 to January 2013.

The audit says no written, established educational assistance program existed.

McGraw says he is unfamiliar with the audit.

Current Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office doesn’t cover employee tuition. Morrisey defeated five-term Democrat McGraw in 2012.