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CCSD to hire lawyer to 'review for criminal implications' in budget shortfall

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston County School Board agreed to hire a lawyer to “review for criminal implications” in the results of a recent audit conducted of the district’s budget.

Last fall, the district announced a deficit of $18 million.  A forensic audit of the district’s budget was completed last month.

The board made the decision during a specially called meeting on Thursday afternoon.

“It’s to determine whether there’s anything criminal,” board member Chris Collins said.  “A lot of money [in the budget] was not authorized.”

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