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California agency to investigate bullet train board member

September 26, 2019

This is not the first time that the FPPC has started an investigation against an authority board member. Patterson previously lodged a complaint against Roy Hill, former deputy chief operating officer of the rail authority, for signing off on $51 million of change orders for Jacobs Engineering, according to California Political Review. Hill allegedly owns up to $100,000 in Jacobs stock.

The bullet train project, which California Gov. Gavin Newsom scaled back significantly earlier this year, has never wandered too far from controversy.

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