The California Department of State Parks continues to be in the news with its on-going money scandal involving hidden funds. Additional information about the OHMVR Trust Fund and the scandal is postedat: Operation Restore - The California OHMVR Program and OHV Trust Fund
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The Sacramento County district attorney said Thursday that her office will not pursue criminal charges against California state parks officials in the "hidden funds" scandal because of a "failure to identify any crime" by the state attorney general.
District Attorney Jan Scully responded after the attorney general turned over its investigation into the matter, anticipating the district attorney would decide whether crimes were committed.
The investigation concluded that numerous high-ranking employees at the California Department of Parks and Recreation kept at least $20 million hidden in a "rainy day fund" for as long as 13 years, a violation of state budget rules. This continued even as the department moved in 2012 to close 70 state parks in response to general fund budget cuts.
"There is no indication who your office considers to be suspects, and if so, what crime they may have committed," Attorney General Jan Scully wrote in the letter. "It is thus unclear why the matter has been referred to our office at all, and whether your office intends to retain its historic authority in the prosecution ... of such cases."
Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/24/5139396/district-attorney-wont-investigate.html#storylink=cpy