WASHINGTON (AP) — A new state audit says Maryland lacks the money needed to make payments owed to victims of crime in the state.
The Washington Examiner reports that the state audit shows a $2.6 million backlog in payments as of June
2011. The audit also found problems with the distribution of payments including required but missing documentation.
In a written response to the report’s findings, an official with the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services said the department has made or will be making changes to address the problems.
In 2011 about 1,000 claims were approved, totaling $5.2 million.
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