Tribute to Gerald Klatt - a retired 30-year federal Auditor - Commander of Special Investigations - US Air Force
Mr. Klatt died 07/11/04. The following link at archive.org will bring you to the archives of the pages from his site as a "snapshot" updated the month before his death. After his death someone, somehow deleted and modified much information from the pages on his site. The links on each page, most are archived and when clicked on go to the same date archive of that page:
Mr. Klatt died on his birthday, July 11th 2004. I found out about his death when Gerald's son from a previous marriage in 2006 could not find his father. I checked his house in Tucson, AZ - Sold. I checked his phone, email, and website information - no longer valid. I then searched the SS death records and discovered he died on 07/11/04. I then called and informed his son from Gerald's first marriage of his fathers death. The circumstances of Gerald Klatt's death to me are still UNKNOWN. The son who was living with Gerald Klatt, Skip (Troy) Klatt was an attorney. What happened to him is also UNKNOWN to me.
**No other party from government, organized education, or any political party has ever openly made a CAFR review available to you out of their own self interest or fear of reprisal DUE TO THE MONEY / CONTROL INVOLVED!
Please Copy from the archives Mr. Klatt's CAFR reviews for your state and distribute to all responsible parties within your state. Read and learn from the archives of his linked pages.
Use the example of his work to conduct your own CAFR reviews. Do a Google search for CAFR "and" your local City, County, School District, State University, State Retirement Fund, etc., download their CAFR reports and do reviews for yourself. Mr. Klatt can no longer do it for you and it appears no one else from within government will do it for you either. They are much to busy spending and taking your money. Also to include you in the "loop" it appears to be a violation of their exclusive club rules...
STATE CAFR Reviews - If all local governments CAFR reviews from "within the state" were included in with the state reviews, potential surpluses would be much greater!
I briefed and then requested of Mr. Klatt in 1999 to use his expertice as a federal auditor to launch a CAFR review site. Mr. Klatt agreed and six months latter CAFRMan.com was launched.
Please copy and distribute Mr. Klatt's CAFR reviews and info you consider noteworthy from his other pages. His reviews are from 2003 but can be used as a guide for any other year forward.
Sent FYI and for your and your contacts use from,
Walter Burien - CAFR1.com
P. O. Box 2112
Saint Johns, AZ 85936
Tel. (928) 458-5854
PS: Sometimes site traffic to archive.org gets overwhelming and page info requests may run into a "busy" overload. If that happens bookmark the link and try again latter.