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FitzGerald To Announce Integrity Audit Of County Government, Effective Immediately



9 November 2010

Contact: Matt Carroll, 216-978-9629

November 9, 2010 – County Executive-elect Ed FitzGerald will announce the appointment tomorrow of an expert to conduct an immediate “integrity audit” of Cuyahoga County government.

William Henterly, a Certified Public Accountant and retired FBI agent with 28 years of investigative experience, contributed to the indictment and conviction of hundreds of individuals, including a large number of government and financial service employees during his tenure with the FBI.  His work resulted in fines, restitution, and recoveries exceeding $70 million dollars.

One of those prosecutions was the conviction in 2002 of Frank Gruttadauria, who plead guilty to massive financial fraud, estimated at $125 million by federal authorities.

Henterly will use his expertise to examine county government and identify potential vulnerabilities and lay the foundation for the incoming Inspector General, who will begin with the new administration.

“Fighting and preventing corruption in county government is my highest priority, and Mr. Henterly has the expertise to begin our analysis and allow us to move quickly when the Inspector General starts in January,” said FitzGerald.

The announcement will take place:

Wednesday November 10, 2010
11:00 a.m.
Transition Committee Offices
Chicago Title Building – 1275 Ontario Street, 1st Floor
(Behind the County Administration Building, accessible from back parking lot)