SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah state auditor's review of a group primed with guiding the future of the Central Wasatch Mountains found no evidence of financial wrongdoing, conflicts of interest or oversight, but did not reach a conclusion on the group's transparency practices.

State Auditor John Dougall released the findings on Tuesday into the group called the Mountain Accord, which is now defunct and has turned into a new government entity, the Central Wasatch Planning Commission. A lawsuit is still pending in district court for allegations that the group violated open meeting laws, but Dougall determined the group's use of its $8 million budget has been within the confines of the law.

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Property owners and politicians raised concerns about how the group was spending taxpayer money since the Utah Legislature appropriated the funds.

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