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California mental health executive wasted public funds, audit finds

Aug 25, 2011 10:46:53 PM- latimes.com
Arthur Kassel was paid more than $51,000 to attend events with celebrities while claiming he was doing agency business, the report says. Kassel denies squandering time on the state payroll.

An appointee of  former Gov. Pete Wilson wasted more than $51,000 hobnobbing with celebrities — attending events including the Golden Globe Awards, World Magic Awards and a Julio Iglesias concert — while claiming he was recruiting for an anti-stigma program at the Department of Mental Health, a state audit said Thursday.

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