Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the negotiated plea today by former Columbus City Schools employee Steve Tankovich.

“Now, the shoes are going to drop like balloons at a convention hall,” Auditor Yost said. “I applaud Prosecutor O’Brien for his courage and tenacity in seeking justice.”



The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 state and local government agencies.  Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.

Carrie Bartunek
Press Secretary