Jerry Brown STOLE $84 Million From Feds for Boondoggle Water Project

Finally an audit proves how corrupt Jerry Brown is.  The people of Ohio, Vermont and Wyoming need to demand their money back.  His boondoggle of a twin tunnel plan—no new water, just a payoff to unions and crony capitalists is going to cost “$16 billion”—the real cost is closer to $68 billion.

“The U.S. government improperly spent $84 million to help plan for a massive project to ship Northern California water to Southern California, a new federal audit said.

Federal officials gave the taxpayer money to help finance Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to build two giant water tunnels, according to the audit by the inspector general’s office of the U.S. Interior Department obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.

The audit says California water districts and not federal taxpayers were supposed to bear the costs of the $16 billion project.

Now that he is caught, will be repay the money stolen from the people of this nation?  “Asked if auditors wanted contractors to repay the money, Interior spokeswoman Nancy DiPaolo said, “We certainly hope so.”

That decision was up to California, she said.”

Since when do bank robbers get the choice of returning the stolen money?  Why is California corrupt—look at the head.

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US federal taxpayer money misused for California water project

abcnews,  9/8/17

The U.S. government improperly spent $84 million to help plan for a massive project to ship Northern California water to Southern California, a new federal audit said.

Federal officials gave the taxpayer money to help finance Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to build two giant water tunnels, according to the audit by the inspector general’s office of the U.S. Interior Department obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.

The audit says California water districts and not federal taxpayers were supposed to bear the costs of the $16 billion project.

The inspector general says federal authorities also did not fully disclose to Congress or others that it was covering much of the cost of the project’s planning.

The actions by the Bureau of Reclamation, which is part of the Interior Department, meant that federal taxpayers paid a third of the cost of the project’s planning up to 2016, the audit said.

Asked if auditors wanted contractors to repay the money, Interior spokeswoman Nancy DiPaolo said, “We certainly hope so.”

That decision was up to California, she said.

Central Valley water districts that were supposed to pay 50 percent of the tunnels’ costs, meanwhile, contributed only 18 percent, the audit found.

Officials from Westlands, the nation’s largest agricultural water district and a politically powerful one, did not immediately return calls and emails seeking comment.

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Comments

  1. My hope is this is the key to bringing down this band of thieves in Ca called the DNC legislature…Citizens in this state are deprived of representation at every turn and rights and liberty are stomped on by elites who ignore rule of law…….and election results

  2. The State of Illinois has put six of its’ last seven Governors in prison and the only reason it is not seven for seven is that one died during his corruption trial. It is time we took a lesson from Illinois, much as I have to gag saying it.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for more.

  3. Time to file felony corruption charges at the Federal Level. When convicted they don’t get to spend time in their local areas. Send them out of the area to a Fed. Pen.

    Once a Federal Grand Jury is seated, let’s watch Newsom, Brown, Harris, Waters, etc. explode.

  4. This demands a reprise of that fave from “Animal House”:
    Brown to Feds: You F***ed Up, you believed us!

  5. Jerry Brown and his scum Democrates are by far the biggest bunch of corrupt crooks ever. Jerry Brown was a scum govenor the first time and is a even bigger scum the second time. Illegal mexican loving garbage…

    • Roberto Vino says

      He was also a USLESS scum bag as Mayor of Oakland and Attorney General of California! The question is: why have Californians kept electing him???

      • Moonbeam has name recognition but not the looks to go with it?

      • You really have to ask? The leftists here are S T U P I D. They believe his Bovine Excrement, frankly I have absolutely zero idea why, he sounds good but is so full of it. I’d love to see him and so many of the ‘leaders’ arrested for fraud.

  6. Scum sucking woodpecker nose bald head turd brown for jail as well asthe corrupt illegals in assembly and senate and bedpan to be tarred and feathered and sent to work in taro fields

  7. If this can be proven, put Brown and his cronies in jail where they belong! The REAL citizens of California, would put him in jail in half a heartbeat. Unfortunately, Brown covered his bases by giving all of the illegals a vote. Come on Feds, audit the California vote; find out how many illegals and dead people voted in the last election.

  8. Alvin Holliman says

    This is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. The federal AG needs to investigate both Brown and his main henchman, Xavier Becerra, for misappropriation of not only federal $ but California tax $ as well. What has happened to the $7 billion in bond proceeds to build 6 dams? Well, the only thing that has been built is a $280 million free housing project for undocumented farmworkers under the auspices that they need a place to stay in California in case of a drought so they won’t leave – no kidding! How about the illegal and backdoor global warming gas tax – where is that money? What about the bullet train to nowhere that wull never be completed – only lining the pockets of Brown’s crony rich Dem’s. What about Becerra’s constant theft of taxpayer funds to pay for litigation that has no public purpose – just political ones like suing the woman who blew the cover on Planned Parenthood hawking fetus parts and now suing Trump over Daca alleging it is unconstitutional – what a freaking joke and this guy is California’s AG! The taxpayers of California seriously need a federal intervention as Brown and Becerra are way out of control and way illegal in their practices. They both need to be behind bars ASAP.

  9. Our former Jesuit priest candidate turned politician tells us to believe him, “:I was a seminary student for three years..” is also an inveterate liar. Can he be impeached for these mortal sins committed against the state he has sworn to protect and defend? A successful impeachment would include revocation of his accrued pensions that exceed that of any politician in CA history.

  10. The “Swamp” in California is as big and deep as the one in D.C. Good luck seeing anything done to protect the taxpayers!

  11. Not to mention how much he’s been stealing from the residents of the state in taxes to cover his stupid pet projects.

  12. Actually he didn’t steal it from the Feds (they only take money), he stole it from the AMERICAN TAXPAYER!

  13. marsha sanchez says

    feds need to arrest curropt jerry brown, californias public employee retirement plans are unfunded to the tune of 1/2 a trillion dollars, he has never had a balanced budget , he spends billions a year on illegal immigrant invader s welfare , medical, education , incarsration , sec. 8 housing susidees, free school lunches, bi lingual teachers, wic snap, cal fresh , pre natal , birthing costs, Comcast and auto subsidees, cdl fee wavers, 3,000 dollars per alien in sanjose flood for used car purchases, legal fund allocation 200 million for fighting deportation cases, $500.00 DACA application fee for all applicants , letting infrastructure crumble damns, roads, bridges, , making changes to the cal labor code making it a crime to check employees status before and after hiring , letting out prisoners who received life sentences , and all other felons back on the streets , while tightening gun laws for citizens so we are being sitting ducks . giving the middle finger to Californians , yhe president, the doj doc, ins , irs, arrest this criminal thief liar and rouge felon

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