By ADAM ELMAHREK, Voice of OC
A restricted fund at the Orange County clerk-recorder’s office was so badly mismanaged under Tom Daly — the former department head and current assemblyman — that millions of dollars in spending cannot yet be legally justified, concludes a county internal audit review released this week.
The account, known as Fund 12D, is financed by fees levied on document recording, indexing and certified copies of vital records. The revenue from those sources may only be used for purposes expressly defined under state law, such as modernizing the birth, death and marriage records systems. Continue reading