GREAT FALLS- The Cascade County Attorney released the following information on Wednesday morning:
Recently, the Cascade County Auditor noted irregularities with regard to some purchases by members of the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office. The County Auditor reported the matter to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board consulted the Cascade County Attorney’s Office who referred the matter to the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) of the Montana Department of Justice.
DCI assigned an agent to investigate. Once the investigation is finalized, DCI will report its finding to the County Attorney. Should the outcome of the investigation support the filing of criminal charges, the matter has been referred to the Montana Attorney General’s Office for review.
Because this matter involves an ongoing criminal investigation neither Cascade County or DCI are unable to release more information or respond to inquiries at this time.
At this point, we do not know of any arrests or criminal charges filed in connection with the investigation.