The San Mateo County Transit District issued the following statement in response to the news release from the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office regarding the finance and accounting practices of the district:
“We welcome the news from the District Attorney’s office that its investigation has been concluded and that there is no finding of any criminal conduct or wrongdoing.
“The claims were originated by two former District employees who alleged that accounting irregularities were undertaken in an effort to use funding towards unauthorized projects or expenses or to conceal expenses from the District’s Board of Directors. No evidence of these claims could be found to support those allegations.
“A lawsuit filed by a former employee against the District is still pending and that restricts our ability to comment further.
“As the District Attorney’s office has indicated, this matter is closed. We look forward to continuing the important work of serving the public.”