Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Monday, November 24, 2014

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding today’s sentencing of former Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy Superintendent Lisa Hamm.

"This was a looting that would make even a pirate blush, with children and taxpayers as victims," Auditor Yost said.  "I suppose walking the plank was out of the question. However, the court’s decision will prevent her from ever stealing from students again."



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