Report Finds Misconduct In Ohio Development Department

Nov 29, 2011

Ohio's government watchdog has found wrongdoing in the way the development department handled federal grant money meant to help low-income people weatherize their homes.

The report from the office of the inspector general says state Department of Development was given $266 million as part of the federal stimulus to help poor Ohioans weather-proof their homes.

The report finds that the department didn't do enough inspections to make sure that groups weatherizing homes actually did the work they were paid for.

Deputy inspector Carl Enslen says his office wanted to make sure people were getting the best value for taxpayer's money.

Development Department spokeswoman Katie Sabatino says the department is currently reviewing the inspector general's report and looks forward to working with the office on the issues it brought up.