Some former officials of the Oklahoma's Department of Education used secret bank accounts to spend more than $2 million on such things as beer, wine, food and entertainment for a decade, according to an investigative audit released Wednesday by Oklahoma Auditor & Inspector Gary Jones, the Associated Press reports. The 39-page audit, requested by Superintendent of Schools Janet Barresi, alleges the department operated a "slush fund" that allowed former Education Department officials to spend money over a 10-year period from unknown accounts that were shielded from government oversight and public scrutiny.

"These off-book and unauthorized accounts allowed OSDE officials to pay,...

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