GRAND ISLAND- As part of an internal review of Nebraska State Fair finances, the staff has discovered activity that is suspicious in nature and warrants further investigation.

The Nebraska State Fair Board has alerted all appropriate state agencies, who are coordinating further investigation. Additionally, The Board has engaged a private firm to conduct further forensic review of the Fair’s banking and financial transactions. Officials say the process will take time, not only to complete the investigation, but also to analyze the results.

The Board feels positive about the future and the new safeguards being introduced and is confident the investigation will have no negative effect on preparations for the 2020 Nebraska State Fair.