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609.456 Reporting to state auditor and legislative auditor required.

Subdivision 1. State auditor. Whenever a public employee or public officer of a political subdivision discovers evidence of theft, embezzlement, or unlawful use of public funds or property, the employee or elected official shall, except when to do so would knowingly impede or otherwise interfere with an ongoing criminal investigation, promptly report in writing to the state auditor a detailed description of the alleged incident or incidents.

Subd. 2. Legislative auditor. Whenever an employee or officer of the state, University of Minnesota, or other organization listed in section 3.971, subdivision 6, discovers evidence of theft, embezzlement, or unlawful use of public funds or property, the employee or officer shall, except when to do so would knowingly impede or otherwise interfere with an ongoing criminal investigation, promptly report in writing to the legislative auditor a detailed description of the alleged incident or incidents.

HIST: 1992 c 592 s 17; 1999 c 99 s 21,23