Tax office reports made public
For years, internal auditors have warned D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi about weak controls and lax oversight in the city's tax office, where a mid-level manager four years ago embezzled $48 million through phony refunds. The reports have not been made public. The Washington Post obtained most of the reports through a public records request. Two were obtained independently. Gandhi's agency has said the reports are not routinely made public because they could be used as a road map by employees with nefarious intentions.