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Source: Assemblyman Randy Voepel

May 6, 2017 (Sacramento) - Assemblyman Randy Voepel requested a legislative subpoena for all financial records and correspondence related to the secret $175 million fund maintained by the Office of the President of the University of California on Tuesday. Additionally, Voepel requested an independent forensic audit to determine if UC administrators engaged in criminal activity.                                             

“Parents, students, and taxpayers deserve answers," said Voepel. "They deserve to know what’s below the tip of the iceberg. The recently released audit shows that mismanagement occurred -- now we have to determine to what extent. That’s why I am requesting a legislative subpoena and independent forensic audit to identify if any illegal behavior or additional misdeeds have occurred.

"Restoring student and taxpayer confidence in the UC administration will be an extensive process – but it begins today.”

The request came in response to a California State Auditor report which revealed that the UC’s Office of the President amassed a secret $175 million fund while hitting students with tuition and fee increases. The UC administration used the fund for non-academic purposes, including administrator pay, bonuses and a home remodel for the president. The report also noted that UC officials attempted to cover up the fund by withholding financial data and censoring employees’ responses to the auditor.

Click here for a full copy of the subpoena request.

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