Outside Investigation of DelDOT

Feb 21, 2012



          Missing documents and unaccounted for checks are among the problems facing outside investigators…to be called into to probe of problems at the Delaware Department of Transportation.

            State officials say that the troubles could put millions of dollars of taxpayer money at stake.

            During a media briefing at the agency’s Dover headquarters the Wilmington News Journal reports that Secretary Shailen Bhatt said that talks were now under way with an accounting firm tentatively selected to look over DelDOT’s handling of checks.

            He did not identify the company.

            The agency is also preparing to review missing files and allegations of more serious problems within the department to be led by retired federal agents. 

            The investigations were prompted by a Freedom of Information Act request from the News Journal.