The state auditor recommended the county consult legal counsel.
The ACCB response was they do all hiring and firing of employees. Employees report to ACCB. They offered to consult legal counsel to dispose of the issue.
Hoffman by telephone Wednesday said the county attorney was informed of the employment issue and said he had no problem with it.
Published Appanoose County payroll records show from two to three of his children have received wages dating back to the year 2009.
The financial portion of the audit states Appanoose County had local tax revenue of $14,253,865 for the fiscal year, which included $641,439 in state tax credits. More than $10 million of the local tax revenue was forwarded to the townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the county.
More than $4.2 million of the local tax revenue was retained to finance county operations, an increase of 5.8 percent from the prior year.
Appanoose County operation expenses totaled $9,965,775, a 3.4 increase from the prior year. Expenses included $3,858,504 for roads and transportation, $1,893,185 for public safety and legal services and $1,217,274 for mental health.