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Madison County engineer welcomes state audit

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A Madison County engineer said he welcomes an audit of his engineering firm by the state auditor's office.

After an independent audit was done on Rudy Warnock by a group of residents, Madison's mayor wanted to take a closer look at fees he charged her city.

That audit was done by engineer Richard McAfee of Florida.

In his report he claimed to have found multiple instances of excessive charges to the City of Madison and questionable payments to the Warnock and Associates Engineering Firm.

After examining the report, Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler said she believes Warnock sub-contracted much of the work out for a lower fee.

She also accuses Warnock of redesigning road projects simply to increase his profit.

In a press release Tuesday, Warnock stated "I have done absolutely nothing wrong and I embrace this examination by the state auditor."

Warnock went on to say he is looking forward to the results and will be waiting by the phone for the mayor's apology when it is over.

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