Jeff Smith noon, March 8
SDGE Lobbyist Said to be Innocent, Reinstated
In early September, there were reports that then-Assemblyman Mike Duvall had earlier bragged about his sexual conquests -- unfortunately, captured on an open microphone. A San Diego Gas & Electric lobbyist was identified in the media, and in a complaint to the Fair Political Practices Commission, as one of the women Duvall was claiming he had enjoyed favors from. Duvall resigned, then claimed he had been engaging in "inappropriate storytelling." Now, the FPPC, attorney general's office, and U.S. attorney's office have declared that there was not sufficient evidence to investigate whether any laws were broken by actions described over the live mike, according to the Sacramento Bee. SDGE said it investigated, and has restored the lobbyist to her job.