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If you are going to forge a gubernatorial press credential, don’t leave it
for the CHP to find. That’s the tough lesson one veteran Capitol
correspondent learned when he recently left his wallet at a Capitol metal
detector. An alert CHP officer opened up the wallet only to find a
non-laminated, non-legal credential. Instead of opting for the usual
Polaroid mug, the reporter pasted in an older, more flattering photo. (And
we thought Sloth was every reporter’s favorite deadly sin) The offending
reporter was hauled in by the CHP for an interrogation for falsifying a
document used for the governor’s security. No charges were filed and the
always-magnanimous governor’s press office has reportedly renewed the
scofflaw’s credential


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