Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Monday, June 29, 2015

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost in response to former Columbus City Schools administrator Michael Dodds’ plea today of “no contest” to three felony charges.

“Our investigation, audit and the subsequent felony prosecutions are leading to real change,” Auditor Yost said. “Tomorrow we will release results of a follow up audit that show how far Columbus City Schools has come—and how far it still has to go.” 



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.