A Hemming Morse team investigated the transfer and use of funds by the California District Attorneys Association, a statewide advocacy group for prosecutors, concluding that nearly $3 million that was supposed to be used for public-advocacy litigation had been used for other purposes, including training and lobbying. The Hemming Morse team was hired by the Association, which is made up of 57 of 58 California district attorneys and about 5,000 nonelected prosecutors, after its CEO became aware of indications of improper use of Association funds. The Hemming Morse team found that the Association had used funds obtained from workplace and environmental settlements since 2004, after improperly transferring those monies to the CDAA general fund.
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