DA subpoenas auditor's report in Patchogue-Medford school scandal

The District Attorney's office has subpoenaed the auditor's report Friday as it begins its criminal investigation into the Patchogue-Medford school spending scandal.

The report, released Thursday night, states that bad bookkeeping led to a $4 million deficit. Officials say the district, already working on a contingency budget, may be facing a higher deficit than previously thought. This is due to $8.5 million in federal grants the district receives every year. The grant money may have to be paid back if government officials are not happy with the record keeping as to how it was spent.

Superintendent Michael Mostow said only the DA can determine if criminal behavior took place. Mostow says the misspending goes back two administrations, but that those responsible have yet to be determined.

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