However an audit of alleged procedural violations at the Ontario Convention Center turns out, the investigation is unlikely to convince the city to terminate its relationship with SMG World—
the company managing the venue—
city officials said. The City Council approved a 5-year extension to the firm's contract on May 1, according to The San Bernardino County Sun
On Tuesday, July 10, SMG World and Ontario confirmed the management company is performing an internal review of the company's financials and that center CEO Bob Brown has been placed on administrative leave.
An SMG executive has said no criminal activity is suspected, and Ontario council members who recently considered the possibility of hiring another management firm said they have confidence in SMG World's ability to police itself and repair any problems.
Although Ontario officials and SMG World senior vice president Bob McClintock have confirmed the audit, no one has yet said what exactly is being investigated.