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Sponsors of Sarah Palin speech at Cal State campus violated no laws, Jerry Brown says

August 7, 2010 |  8:31 am

A state investigation found that no laws were broke when Sarah Palin spoke at a California State University campus earlier this summer, said state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown.

The investigation looked into the finances and actions of a Cal State Stanislaus foundation that had invited the former Alaska governor to give a speech after allegations that it may have illegally discarded documents related to the event.

It also looked at whether the foundation violated the California Public Records Act when it refused the request of state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) to hand over documents related to Palin's speaking fee and other aspects of her June 25 appearance.

"We examined whether money given to a charitable foundation was handled appropriately, but found no violation of law," Brown said in a statement. "However, the foundation board has agreed to make changes to improve oversight of its funds." 

His announcement would appear to end the controversy over Palin's speech.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Sarah Palin at her June 25 Cal State Stanislaus appearance. Credit: Modesto Bee