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Attorney general will not investigate ex-Assemblyman Michael Duvall

October 5, 2009 |  5:43 pm

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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