Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Friday, March 20, 2015

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the sentencing of former Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly:

“The sentence fits the crimes, and the books of justice balance to the penny,” Auditor Yost said.  “Congratulations to Attorney General Mike DeWine and his team – and thanks to Judge Cosgrove for a just sentence.”



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.