Skip to comments.California AG will not open investigation into University of California President Janet Napolitano
Posted on 05/09/2017 6:57:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Xavier Becerra, the California AG who charged the Center for Medical Progress with 15 felony counts for its undercover reporting on Planned Parenthood, will not be opening an investigation into the millions of dollars kept hidden by UC President Janet Napolitano.
An audit, which I wrote about here last month, found that Napolitano’s office amassed $175 million in reserve funds by repeatedly overestimating costs and then spending less than it claimed was needed. Meanwhile, the office was also paying salaries significantly higher than comparable workers in state government and covering lavish travel expenses.
When the auditor asked school administrators at the UC system’s 10 campuses what the Office of the President was giving them for all of this money, one of Janet Napolitano’s deputies interceded and tweaked the survey responses to make the office look much better than it was. The interference was so egregious that the auditor determined the adjusted responses could not be used to draw any conclusions.
Despite all of this, Becerra doesn’t see any reason to open an investigation. As NBC News reports, that may be because the people he would need to interview and potentially hold accountable are political allies, including Governor Jerry Brown:
Any formal investigation of the office of the UC president would likely involve questioning of the UC Regents who are responsible for fiscal oversight of the University. Many members of the board are political allies of the Attorney General including Richard Bloom, the husband of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Governor Jerry Brown, who appointed Becerra to his current office, as well as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
Becerra said politics was not a consideration.
“I will go after any entity that is taking advantage of the California public,” he stated.
So what about the students who paid excessive tuition and fees so Napolitano’s office could amass a multi-million slush fund and pay for $300 a night hotels? What about the 10 executives who, according to the LA Times, were paid “over $700,000 more than the combined salaries of their highest paid state employee counterparts.” Finally, what about the fact that the UC system has half the students of the CSU system but more than 3 times as many administrators and 6 1/2 times the annual?
They whole thing stinks of government bloat and mismanagement, but an ambitious AG like Becerra doesn’t want to embarrass any allies as he gears up to run for the Senate (he’s rumored to be eyeing Feinstein’s seat if she retires). And yet Becerra has the nerve to claim he’ll go after anyone wasting Californians’ money. Maybe he needs to spend less time focused on Washington, DC and more time on problems at home.
I’m disgusted but not surprised.
The ‘well’ of KLINTONISTAS is deep ! Kalifornicate to Myyamee...the leeches live well still !!
Berkeley specifically and the University of California in general is going the same downward route that CCNY and the CUNY system did in the 1970’s. Within a generation they will not feature any serious scholars.
Of course not... she’s a democrat!
Just more evidence of the vicious circle California is in.
Corruption is so deep in California it would take fracking to get it all out.........................
We are used to dem AGs being political hacks, but this goes up to the governors responsibility. She stashed money and tried to thwart the audit and he doesn’t seem to give a damn. She should have been fired then. Nice to have pots of money around state government as a slush fund.
Janet Napolitano—like many leading Dims and clintonites—is a CROOK!!!!
Perhaps our good and sound Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, can find a legitimate legal reason to investigate and charge her at the Federal level!!!!
news known a week ago
Remind me again why we’re not supposed to be wholeheartedly supporting Calexit?
I guess squashing free speech doesn’t come cheap?
The UC system is rife with corruption, has been since at least 1980 from what I could see, and has always been immune to any oversight.
This is so brazen. The Rats have a death grip on CA. Is there no opposition party who can at least speak up?
“The Rats have a death grip on CA.”.......
Not only in “Kalifornica”, it has spread all over this country and nobody has yet to stop it. Corruption is the name of the game, no matter where you reside. With the election of Trump, people are beginning to see to what depth said corruption has gone on both sides of the aisles and simply, “It Ain’t Pretty”.
Isn’t this why we have US Attorneys?? to Step in and Prosecute Lawless Corrupt State and Local Governments???
not a Crime Scene......
Complete corruption. One Party State (CA). No - zero - accountability. Also Berkeley is turning into a dangerous place.
In fact, the violence and crime in the entire Bay Area is spinning out of control and purposely not reported in the local fake news nor by the dinosaur phony lib news nationally. It is getting scary now, constant gun fire, home invasions, attacks by Mex gangs et all. You cannot even go to a gas station now without constantly looking over your shoulder. Pot DUI and beer = constant car wreck incidents now going out of control. Any second an idiot high on pot or illegal drunk on beer can drive right into you head on. Herion now going out of control. Cops constantly in very real danger. We now have what looks like Somalis threatening us in parking lots etc. or stealing stuff from stores. It’s bad. Getting worse fast. Calif is turning into a thousand Chicagos, and constant violent attacks by BLM thug terrorists who target Chinese, Caucasians, anyone not them.
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