Pa. auditor to review $10 million grant for Democratic National Convention

The stage stands ready for the start of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, July 22, 2016 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

Pennsylvania's auditor general says a review of a $10 million state grant for last summer's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be complete by the end of July.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a Democrat, said Thursday he hopes to determine if state funds paid for nearly $1 million in bonuses for staff members.

The largest bonus was $310,000, given to host committee executive director Kevin Washo.

DePasquale says there's a grant close-out document that indicates the committee spent the entire $10 million. His auditors will be looking for receipts to verify that.

The committee raised about $86 million in public and private money. It had a $4 million balance that funded the bonuses.

It's directing its own auditor who looked into the state grant spending to cooperate with DePasquale's review.

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