OIG Audit Questions More than $1.4M in Expenditures by Lower Brule Sioux Tribe under Bureau of Reclamation Contract

Here is the audit page, and the audit itself.

From the description:

We audited the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe’s (LBST) interim incurred costs on Cooperative Agreement No. R95AV60020 with the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). The agreement was issued by USBR for operation, maintenance, and administrative activities associated with the Lower Brule Rural Water System, which serves tribal and nontribal customers in southwestern South Dakota.
Our audit identified a total of $1,440,748 in questioned costs, as well as the need for increased oversight by USBR. We offer six recommendations to help USBR resolve the questioned costs and improve its operations with LBST. USBR agreed with all six recommendations and will begin negotiations with LBST to recoup the unallowable costs.
The audit was conduction after Human Rights Watch published a report on corruption at Lower Brule.
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