Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the sentencing of former Columbus City Schools Administrator Michael Dodds:

“Dodds’ cheating and criminal behavior ended his career – today’s jail sentence is simply the most recent of the penalties he’s received,” Auditor Yost said. “This should stand as a warning to any public employee who would wander from the truth.”



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.