Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Regarding the sentencing of David Smalley

Monday, October 6, 2014

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding today’s sentencing of David Smalley.

"With both Deborah and David Smalley locked up, the public purse will at least be safe," Auditor Yost said.  "Their sad story should stand as a warning to all those who might be tempted to abuse the public trust."



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