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State Appeals Court Accuses Governor Schwarzenegger

Sacramento, CA — A state appeals court says a campaign committee controlled by Governor Schwarzenegger broke state law by failing to promptly report millions of dollars in expenditures promoting four measures on last November´s special election ballot.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal says Schwarzenegger´s California Recovery Team should have reported the expenditures within 24 hours after they were made during the 90 days leading up to November 8th election.

The campaign committee´s treasurer, Thomas Hiltachk, says the committee accepts the court´s decision but stresses that all of the expenditures at issue were reported before the election.

A campaign committee that opposed the Schwarzenegger ballot measures says a state commission should fine the Recovery Team.