“It is clear that our office has only touched the tip of the iceberg on the culture of corruption within state government,” Gaines said. “Where was the Department of Finance and the Controller’s Office in reviewing these obvious accounting gimmicks?”
“As a small business owner, when we make mistakes we do not expect the customer to pay the difference,” Gaines added. “In all these cases, taxpayers have been left holding the bag. This is wrong and needs to stop immediately.”
Assemblywoman Beth Gaines represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes portions of Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine counties.