SOLEDAD, Calif. -- The California State Auditor released a report looking into allegations of bribery, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, improper overtime payments, improper use of lease proceeds, improper travel expenses and other state law violations.
The California State Auditor Bureau of State Audit report is made up of investigations from April 2011 to June 2012. Here's a statement from the state bureau summarizing the investigations.
"The California Whistleblower Protection Act (Whistleblower Act) empowers the California State Auditor (state auditor) to investigate and report on improper governmental activities by agencies and employees of the State. Under the Whistleblower Act, an improper governmental activity is any action by a state agency or employee related to state government that violates a law, is economically wasteful, or involves gross misconduct, incompetence, or inefficiency.1
This report details the results of nine particularly significant investigations completed by the state auditor or undertaken jointly by the state auditor and other state agencies between April 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. This report also outlines actions taken by state agencies in response to the investigations of improper governmental activities described here and in previous reports. The following paragraphs briefly summarize the investigations and the state agencies' actions, which this report's individual chapters discuss more fully."
To view the full report go here.