New procedures in place at DA’s office after financial dependencies were found

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ERIE, Pa. — The Erie County Controller said new procedures will be put in place after financial dependencies were found in the county’s district attorney’s office.

One person was fired from the district attorney’s office after State police opened a criminal investigation into the mishandling of funds in the office.

Erie County Controller Mary Schaaf, who works to prevent fraudulent activity, said new controls will be in place at the office to prevent future crimes.

District Attorney Jack Daneri said he noticed the discrepancy when a payment was late to a law enforcement agency and asked the State police to open an investigation.

“His staff was extremely cooperative,” Schaaf said. “So, we now have an ongoing conversation, we have as of (Friday) morning, given him a list of possible controls to put into place.”

Daneri said his office will not be handling the case. The attorney general’s office will prosecute the case if needed.

No charges have been filed in the case.

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