Audit: Former Owsley clerk had $132,000 deficit

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The state auditor's office has found a $132,000 deficit while reviewing the 2011 finances of the Owsley County Clerk's office.

A statement on Tuesday said former clerk Sid Gabbard did not respond to any of the office's findings. Gabbard resigned from the office earlier this year after pleading guilty to tax evasion in a deal that required him to pay more than $61,000 in restitution to the state.

The audit found "significant deficiencies" in the county clerk's record-keeping and internal controls.

State Auditor Adam Edelen said the results of the audit will be turned over to the Internal Revenue Service, the attorney general's office, the County Employees Retirement System and the Kentucky Department of Revenue.

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