* No reconciliation was made of expenditures.
* Violations of state purchasing rules that occurred because of the lack of oversight. Auditors said better classification of spending items is needed.
Fran Hughes, chief deputy attorney general under McGraw, said she was "quite comfortable" that there was "no wrongdoing" with respect to the "millions and millions upon millions of dollars" that the office obtained for the state.
Auditors found no evidence of any.
But this is absolutely not responsible handling of public funds, and Attorney General Morrisey already has taken steps to install better controls and oversight.
He has set up three funds - a consumer protection account that will hold $12.4 million, as agreed to by the Legislature; an account to hold consumer monies in trust; and another account to receive funds to be turned over to the Legislature.
It will take some time to get suggested changes in place, but auditors said Morrisey's office has been very open to changes in procedure.
The attorney general's office has the same responsibility for fiscal controls that all state agencies do.
It's time to deliver.