State Employees Misused California Funds, Audit Finds

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A new report released by the California Bureau of State Audits on Thursday shows that Arthur Kassel, a Department of Mental Health employee appointed by former Gov. Pete Wilson (R), was paid more than $51,000 to attend high-profile celebrity events that Auditor Elaine Howle said did not benefit the agency or the state. The report also found that a state psychologist employed at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation used state equipment during regular work hours to conduct business for his private practice, costing the state more than $212,000 in lost productivity over five years.

Milan Moravec
State employee UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau deplorable spending. Tuition, fee increases exceed national average rate of increase under Birgeneau Recruits (using California tax $) out of state, foreign $50,600 students who displace qualified sons, daughters of Californians from Cal. Spends $7,000,000 + for consultants to do his & vice chancellors work (Prominent East Coast University accomplishing same 0 cost). University accrues $150 million of inefficiencies over his 8 year reign. Pays: ex Michigan governor $300,000 for lectures. In procuring $3,000,000 consultant failed to receive proposals from other firms. Latino enrollment drops out of state jump 2010(M Krupnick Contra Costa Times) Best in nation rank: # 70 Forbes Academic rank: QS academic falls below top ten. Tuition to Return on Investment drops below top 10. Cal most expensive USA public university NCAA: absence senior management oversight, basketball program on probation.

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