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Attorney General asks for more info on school audit.

The state Attorney General's office is asking Bibb County schools for more information on why they want an investigation of a recent audit.

A letter from a state Senior Assistant General

says their first look at the audit shows no sign that any crime was committed.

The audit last month said former Superintendent Romain Dallemand committed the school district to millions in contracts without board approval. The board asked for an investigation of whether any crime was committed.

Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke passed the case to the attorney general's office last month, due to a possible conflict of interest.

In a March 4 letter to Supt. Steve Smith, senior assistant attorney general David S. McLaughlin responded to the school board by asking for more details.

He noted, "There has not been an investigation nor is there anything facially evident in the annual financial report which would warrant a criminal investigation."

McLaughlin asked the school district to explain any alleged crimes and provide documents to support that.

Dallemand, superintendent from 2011 to 2013, has been unavailable for comment and has reportedly returned to his native Haiti. His attorney, Michael Kramer, last week had no comment, according to his office.


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