Asleep at the wheel.
That’s a polite way to describe oversight by the courts and the Attorney General’s Office of New Mexico’s scandal-rocked guardianship system over the years – a point hammered home by the revelation that independent audits of Ayudando Guardians Inc. in 2011 and 2012 pointed to clear financial impropriety. That’s impropriety in the form of top company executives “borrowing” tens of thousands of dollars from client accounts.
“There is no justification for any organization to borrow money from clients,” said Wendy York, who chairs a commission appointed by the state Supreme Court to recommend ways to improve the state’s guardianship system.
The two independent audits filed with the AG’s Office also noted Ayudando hadn’t complied with generally accepted accounting procedures. The 2011 audit noted $72,321 in employee advances, with only $23,766 in repayments during the audit year.