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Attorney general will not investigate ex-Assemblyman Michael Duvall

State prosecutors have no plans to investigate whether any laws were broken by former Assemblyman Michael Duvall (R-Yorba Linda), who was recorded bragging that he had sex with a woman believed to be a lobbyist, according to a government spokesman.

"Even if the publicly reported behavior is proven to be true, it would not constitute a violation of California law," said Scott Gerber, a spokesman for state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. "Accordingly, unless additional information comes to light, our office intends no further inquiry."

Duvall was vice chairman of the Assembly's utilities committee. The lobbyist works for Sempra energy company.

Gerber’s statement comes days after the Assembly’s ethics committee was told by legal counsel that it had no authority to investigate Duvall because he had resigned from office.

However, the FBI has talked to at least two of Duvall’s former aides in an effort to determine whether his activities warrant an investigation.

-- Patrick McGreevy in Sacramento

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The lobbyists and large corporations win again.
Thanks Mike and Jerry for the metaphorical kick in the groin the voting public recieves yet again.

the duvall scandal reminds of the good ol days at the ca state legislature, when willi brown was runnin the show. i guess not much has really changed.

Isn't it great to live in a state where this guy has not broken any laws?

It's legal for a California legislator to have sex with a lobbyist who represents a company with business before his committee? Unbelievable!

Wow. It's not a conflict of interest that he had an undisclosed personal relationship with someone who was trying to influence policy before his committee? It's ok as long as cash doesn't pass between them? Good to know.

State prosecutors are lazy, and should be prosecuting the hooker and her boses who sent her to lobby Michael Duvall and others.


what part of an FBI investigation did you all not get from this article?

> Isn't it great to live in a state where this guy has not broken any laws?

You said it! Even my 6 year-old niece can see that something is not right. Let’s be real, the FBI has bigger fish to fry; I have no confidence anything will come of their investigation. This belongs squarely on the desk of the state attorney general. If that office won’t act against this clown, it’s time to bring back the Star Chamber!

Duvall and that whore must pay a price for flouting conflict of interest laws.


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