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CALIFORNIA: Millions for Wildlife Preservation Spent Elsewhere, Officials Say


Animals  (tags: protection, govenrment, misgovernment, politics, wildlife protection, wildlife, environment, animaladvocates, animals, animalwelfare, wildanimals )

Cal
- 500 days ago - latimes.com
Over the last decade, millions of public dollars intended for wildlife preservation areas were spent off the books on state office needs, equipment and building construction, officials say.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:03 am
Thanks for sharing this article.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:41 am
Well...THAT can ruin a morning! Good to know, though.
 

Karen Avery (118)
Friday March 8, 2013, 8:45 am
Thanks for sharing Cal! Unvbelievable! Wonder if they'll pay the money back!!
 

Dee C. (214)
Friday March 8, 2013, 10:13 am
Mike Taugher.."So far," he said, "we have found very little, if anything, to indicate anybody was motivated by personal gain.''

That is insane..of course there was personal gain..any money..property..or other assets gained by the deception..Gift cards..are not a personal gain..
What a shame this is..With the risk of so many parks..being shut down..neglected..due to "lack of funds" and these places get away with it..It is outrageous to say the very least..

Thanks Cal..
Hate to see stuff like this..
sadly noted
 

paula eaton (30)
Friday March 8, 2013, 12:27 pm
Make the politicians pay the money back out of their own pockets. Corrupt politicians.
 

Dianne D. (453)
Friday March 8, 2013, 12:41 pm
Hope they find who allowed this and fire them and then make the departments that accepted the money, get it back out of their next year budget. I agree with Paula eaton - this is corruption.
 

janet f. (29)
Friday March 8, 2013, 12:56 pm
Ans I'm sure for home improvements, vacations, bagels, etc.
 

kye j. (41)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:05 pm
Most politicians are corrupt.This is disgraceful.Protect animals and the environment
 

lee e. (114)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:26 pm
Damn! I couldn't send a star to Dee -- but I can't put it in a better way! thanks to both of you (Cal and Dee)
 

Jaime A. (32)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:42 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Brandi Brown (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:49 pm
This is so frustrating! As a CA resident who is very supportive of the preservation of our wildlife I will vote for whoever wants to go after these thieves
.
 

Lisa Neste (696)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:55 pm
Discouraging & depressing!
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:57 pm
Thank you Cal for this info!
 

Ritva J. (110)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:04 pm
??? Unbelievable.
 

Jeanne Young (19)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:25 pm
Born and raised in CA, I have watched the steady deterioration of parks and preserves in that state. I am saddened, but not surprised. No wonder the term Californication came into being
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:27 pm
Shame!
 

Cathy P. (99)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:28 pm
Typical, no one gets in trouble, no accountability! :(
 

Shirley B. (5)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:56 pm
Stealing from those who have no voice? Why not, they starve children too.
 

Janet R. (34)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:44 pm
That's pathetic. People most definitely should be fired over this.
 

Winn Adams (190)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:10 pm
People need to speak out about this so it never happens again.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 3:19 am
They always do the same, talk a lot and do little or nothing for the ones that really need it!
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 3:25 am
Then, where to find the money for the conservation zone?
 

John S. (297)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 5:31 am
Noted.
 

Syd Henley (0)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 7:40 am
Some folks in the relevant departments should be looking at loosing their jobs and serving some serious jail time for fraud and false / creative accounting.
In local and national government departments every single item must be accounted for, be it a cheap light bulb or note pad, or some very expensive item of equipment, new vehicles or buildings.
 

Nimue P. (220)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 3:43 am
Disgusting.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 8:51 am
Shame
 
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