AG Steve Marshall scores perfect audit: over $2 million in state property

Marshall Zeigler audit
Zeigler is shown here presenting a Certificate of Perfect Audit to Marshall Thursday, along with AG Property Manager Angelica Richardson and AG Administrative Head Michael Bridges. [Photo courtesy of Jim Zeigler]

Attorney General Steve Marshall has received a perfect audit report State Auditor Jim Zeigler announced on Thursday.

“There were 955 items of state property under the care of A.G. Steve Marshall. All were present and accounted for. That is $2,113,157.43 worth of state property – all in place,” said Zeigler.

The State Auditor’s office is tasked with providing accountability to the taxpayers of Alabama by maintaining accurate records of all personal property valued at $500 and above by conducting  property and equipment audits for all 176 agencies statewide with total property valued at $1.1 billion.

Typical items are computers, vehicles, and machinery. The auditor’s office affixes a unique bar code to each item so they can be scanned for inventory.

Marshall’s perfect report comes in the wake of the revelation of nearly $200,000 of state property unaccounted for in Alabama’s 2018 Q3 Loss Report. Released Sept. 5, Zeigler’s report cited stolen computers and wrecked state vehicles atop the list of losses.