A forensic audit of the Brown County Attorney’s Office records — which county commissioners approved a year ago at a cost of about $40,000 — is still in process, but the auditor said he is “pretty close to being through,” Precinct 1 County Commissioner Gary Worley said Monday.
    Worley commented on the audit being performed by certified public accountant Robert Belt of Houston during the “Reports” section of the agenda for Monday’s commissioners court meeting.
    “It is still an ongoing process,” Worley said. “He doesn’t have a timeline as to when he will be finished with it. At this point, he says he’s pretty close to being through.
    “He may have to come back to the court to see if if it is going to cost any more.”
    Commissioners approved hiring a forensic accounting firm in May 2015 to investigate what then-County Auditor Nina Cox termed as “some irregularities” in records in the Brown County Attorney’s Office.Cox wouldn’t specify then as to who was being investigated in the County Attorney’s Office, but Belt planned to audit for items in the county attorney’s office, it was revealed then: trust account, donation account, pre-trial diversion account and court records pertaining to those accounts.