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Audit finds faults in CA bullet train project

October 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
California's high-speed rail project is coming under scrutiny and a state audit found millions of dollars in bills paid without adequate paperwork.The state audit says the agency in charge of the proposed $43 billion bullet train linking Los Angeles with San Francisco paid nearly $3.5 million without documentation.

The state inspector reviewed more than $9 million in payments and found problems with nearly 40 percent of bills.

The audit found other questionable expenses, including $700,000 for a consultant who doesn't work for the project.