William DiVello, who abruptly resigned Thursday as head of internal affairs for the D.C. Office of the Chief Financial Officer, said he was pressured to keep critical audits in draft, which are exempt from public disclosure. One such audit delved into the workings of the city's embattled tax office, finding supervisors could potentially change property values without detection. DiVello said he was frustrated earlier this week when he learned that senior managers would not finalize a revised version of the audit before the City Council meets next week for an oversight hearing.
The office denies that it kept audits in draft format in order to avoid disclosure. Read the revised audit, which was released to Council members late Friday, below.Ex-D.C. worker: Agency ‘quarantined’ audits