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State audit questions distribution of unclaimed slots money

A state audit released Monday raised questions about how the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency distributed more than $700,000 in unclaimed video slots proceeds. That issue was among the five findings by the Office of Legislative Audits. The report also raised concerns about the security of the agency's computer network as well as its failure to publicly publish notification of the awarding of three contracts valued at a combined $106 million. Gina Smith, acting director of the agency, in a letter to the auditor wrote that the agency had always intended to distribute the unclaimed money in a manner consistent with how it distributes other slots proceeds.

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Office of Public Defender failed to maintain records, seek timely payment

The Office of the Public Defender failed to ensure clients were financially eligible, and the agency failed to submit invoices to the state comptroller for timely payment, according to an audit released Thursday by the Office of Legislative Audits.

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Frostburg faulted for failing to bid out new building

FROSTBURG — The University System of Maryland and the state Office of Legislative Audits are asking the State Ethics Board to review Frostburg State University’s failure to seek competitive bids for a $2 million Sustainable Energy Research Facility that opened ...

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UM Ventures technology license granted

University of Maryland Ventures, a joint research commercialization effort of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park, and Baltimore-based SilcsBio LLC, a supplier of computer-directed drug discovery software and services, announced that SilcsBio has obtained exclusive rights to a technology licensed from UMB.

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State credit cards were used to dodge bidding rules at UMB

One department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore was found to have misused state-issued credit cards to dodge purchasing rules, according to state auditors. An audit report released Monday said purchases made on the two corporate purchasing cards “were artificially ...

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Audit faults Md. Department of Disabilities

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Disabilities is not consistently providing timely annual eligibility reevaluations to beneficiaries of its $1.2 million Attendant Care Program, which reimburses personal attendant services for 157 individuals with severe physical disabilities, auditors found. In the ...

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