State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones.
15 October 2012. The state auditor and inspector’s office is preparing an investigation into an Oklahoma City police captain’s whistle-blower complaint that a city employee misappropriated funds for personal gain and his superiors sought to keep it quiet, but top city officials flatly deny any corruption or cover-up took place. Mayor Mick Cornett formally requested the audit in a letter received 4 October 2012 by State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones. Oklahoma City police Capt. Bradd Brown alleged that that Kerry Wagnon, the city employee who manages the Public Safety Capital Projects, “misappropriated and prepaid project funds for personal gain.” Brown goes on to allege that Couch, Information Technology Department Director Schad Meldrum and others “conspired” to hide evidence from the council, and ignored requests from other city employees for an audit of the project “because their office failed to provide the correct oversight of project funds.”