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Jerry Brown’s spokesman resigns after secretly taping reporters’ calls

Jerry brown Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's spokesman resigned today after admitting he had secretly taped telephone conversations with reporters.

In a letter delivered by hand to Brown's top deputy, Scott Gerber said he did not record conversations with reporters to "play gotcha" but to have an accurate record of what was said during on-the-record interviews.

"It is clear now that I made serious errors in judgment," Gerber said.

A state law requires consent to record telephone conversations when there is an expectation of confidentiality.

-- Maura Dolan

Photo: California Attorney General Jerry Brown in a file photo. Credit: Los Angeles Times archives.

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Comments () | Archives (4)

Why do the media hacks have an expectation of confidentiality?

Terrific !! Maybe, just maybe, enough scandal can keep this disaster out of the governor's mansion. The LAST thing California needs is jerry brown as governor again. It was he who ushered in the decades long collapse of our industries in this state resulting in all that has followed. To think that anyone would vote for this guy ( outside of the usual welfare recipients and state employees) is beyond me.

How much jail time is Scott Gerber looking at for his surreptitious telephone recordings...

Yeah because Arnold and Whitman have done and will do such a better job....


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