In an Oct. 29 report, SEABHS Controller of Finance Heriberto Contreras said the board was told at one point that auditing costs were around $300,000 in 2008-09.
But after checking, Contreras
found that the non-profit had paid the KLK accounting firm $499,343.29 between July 2008 and June 2009.
said there was some confusion as to how much SEABHS
actually spent because KLK was listed in the accounts under two different names.