State Auditor's office to go ahead with requested audit of St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds office
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State Auditor's office to go ahead with requested audit of St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds office

Date: September 22, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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Two months after the St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds resigned, the State Auditor's office says it will look into the office's finances.
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Wrap: Former St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds Sharon Carpenter resigned her office in July after she admitted to hiring a relative, which is a violation of the state's nepotism law.

St. Louis City Democratic Senator Jamilah Nasheed has also accused her of not handling preservation fees properly and using a city-owned vehicle for personal use.

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Description: "I think it is incumbent for the community here in the city of St. Louis to have a better and a clearer understanding as to how the finances have been spent within the Recorder of Deeds office."

The audit comes after a request from Gov. Jay Nixon.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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