The County has now released a summary of an audit into problems at the office of Precinct 3 Constable Mark Vojvodich involving missing money and drugs.
As first reported here by Plaza de Armas, the criminal investigation by Texas Rangers was triggered after several thefts since 2009 that resulted in more than $13,000 and cocaine disappearing from the constable's safe. The District Attorney's office had responded to multiple open records request by media organizations (including this one) for the audit by claiming it was still a draft and not public information. But county officials reversed course and hastily released it late yesterday after learning I was about to report its contents.
In addition to providing more detail about the thefts, the audit doesn't help the Republican who took office in 2009 and is seeking re-election this year. The report says, "The Chief Deputy stated that the three thefts were almost certainly committed by an employee of the office" and that "Criminal activity and negligence appear to have occurred in all four losses".
Vojvodich declined to comment because of the ongoing criminal investigation.
You can read the audit summary by clicking here.
— Brian Collister, WOAI Investigative Reporter. Find him online at woai.com. Email tips to email@example.com.