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Intern program at treasurer’s office lacked controls, audit finds

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Updated: August 28, 2014 6:38AM



Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s office exercised “inadequate controls” over a controversial summer internship program that cost taxpayers at least $328,000 in just two of the four years it operated, a critical state audit found. The 2013 audit looked at deficiencies in a program that the Sun-Times examined last month, finding that some of the biggest power players in the state, including elected officials, lobbyists, one-time political workers and donors, helped steer paid positions to dozens of students.

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