HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's auditor general says he is open to going
back further in time to investigate politicians expenses but he needs
to see some indication of potential wrongdoing first.
Lapointe's initial audit of politicians spending was released last
February and covered the period between July 2006 and June 2009.
says a second forensic audit that resulted in 52 charges laid Monday
against three former and one current member of the legislature only
occurred when additional information was given to his office.
says he believes to simply open a general investigation because charges
have been laid would not be the best use of his office's resources.
He says that in the time since he turned over evidence to the RCMP last May, no one has come forward with further evidence.
Police investigators have also said they would investigate further if there are specific complaints from the public.