VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Humboldt’s Auditor-Controller & Grand Jury Foreperson discuss grand jury report on county’s ‘fiscal chaos’

Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez.

EUREKA — Humboldt County’s embattled auditor-controller is speaking out as voters are set to decide her fate at the ballot box.

It comes after a newly-released grand jury report levels new accusations against her.

That grand jury report largely blames auditor controller Karen Paz Dominguez for what it calls the county’s “fiscal chaos.”

Grand jurors say the county has suffered $2.3 million in loss and has put $9.7 million more at risk.

The scathing report cites what it calls “significant deficiencies” in the performance of Ms. Paz Dominguez.

The auditor-controller responded to those findings and a county lawsuit accusing her of misappropriating public funds.

She says the grand jury report merely repeats allegations from disgruntled county department heads that are un-supported by evidence.

She also questioned the timing of the report’s release.

While the grand jury report was completed and released just ahead of the June 7th election — the jury foreman says the timing of the release had nothing to do with politics.

You can watch both interviews below…

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