West Contra Costa school district whistle-blower speaks out

Dennis Clay, a project analyst for the West Contra Costa school district, said he first alerted his supervisors about errors in financial reporting related to the $1.6 billion bond program in 2011. After he provided detailed documents to the bond program's auditor that he believes were not well-investigated, he decided to go public with allegations of mismanagement and suspicions of possible corruption. 
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Dennis Clay, a project analyst for the West Contra Costa school district, said he first alerted his supervisors about errors in financial reporting related to the $1.6 billion bond program in 2011. After he provided detailed documents to the bond program's auditor that he believes were not well-investigated, he decided to go public with allegations of mismanagement and suspicions of possible corruption.  
 
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