Audit conducted on Terre Haute airport books


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The State Board of Accounts is conducting an audit on the airport books.

From there, they’ll hand over their findings to Indiana State Police Detectives. At that point, the Vigo County Prosecutor’s and Indiana Attorney General’s offices will decide if any action needs to be taken on their part.

Bill Foraker learned of this just days after taking over as interim airport director.

He anticipates the investigation will not derail economic development efforts taking place at the airport.

“In the big picture, it’s a bump in the road.  We’ll get past this.  In fact, we’re pretty much past this now,” Foraker said. “We’re answering questions from the investigators and accountants.  But other than that, we’re refocusing our efforts on the work of the airport.”

Foraker says the airport is working on several projects that he can speak more of once they become finalized deals.

He did say that the airport, city and Duke Energy continue to work on moving power lines at the Meijer project site.

News 10 will keep an eye on both the state investigation and any further developments at the airport and bring you any updates on these stories.

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