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CalTV director files additional charges against V.O.I.C.E.

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MAY 01, 2012

Another charge sheet was filed against the V.O.I.C.E. initiative Monday, following an announcement that negotiations are under way to settle current charges against the student fee.

The charges — filed by CalTV co-executive director Myles Moscato — allege similar violations of ASUC and university policies regarding campus-based student fees as those in past charge sheets filed against the V.O.I.C.E. campaign. Moscato also charges the initiative with campaign violations during the ASUC general election.

Moscato filed his claims as an individual. Under ASUC bylaws, ASUC-sponsored student groups cannot campaign for or against election candidates or initiatives.

The initiative asked students to support The Daily Californian through a $2 per semester student fee and was announced to have passed in the ASUC general election on April 24.

A previous charge sheet filed by CalTV Director of Business, Advertising and Marketing Elizabeth Kopaskie on April 8 — which cited a list of campaign violations — was dismissed by the ASUC Judicial Council following the executive order issued by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba that invalidated the initiative. Loomba’s executive order was then overturned by the council.

Moscato said in the new charge sheet that the previous campaign violations went “unpunished.”

After Loomba and ASUC Attorney General Deepti Rajendran filed charges against the initiative on April 25, it was announced Sunday that settlement negotiations with campaign manager for the referendum Lynn Yu had started.

On Wednesday, ASUC Judicial Council chair Erica Furer said that the council had voted to accept the charge sheet filed by Moscato and further information would be released shorty.

Read the full text of the charge sheet below:

Moscato v Yu Charge Sheet (PDF)

Moscato v Yu Charge Sheet (Text)

Chloe Hunt is the lead student government reporter.

MAY 02, 2012

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