Alleged financial improprieties are exposed at the Lincoln Asian Community and Cultural Center. Auditor Mike Foley tells us that the improprieties were not caught by two CPA firms that did regular audits of the center.
Auditor Foley says that his report has been turned over to the attorney general’s office. It alleges that Executive Director Modesta Putla manipulated the accounting process over at least a three year period to grant herself thousands of dollars of unauthorized pay raises and improper expense reimbursements including questionable payments to the now closed Peacock Indian Cuisine Restaurant owned by the director and her husband.
Since resigning from the Asian Center…Putla has been recently named the executive director of an Asian Washington-based non profit.