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Schwarzenegger Responds To Reports He Used State-Funded Security To Cover Up Affairs

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Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s attorney is responding to published reports that the former governor used tax payer money to cover up sexual liaisons.

The National Enquirer published a story today citing the “head of hotel security” at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento saying he saw Schwarzenegger’s state-funded security detail ferrying women into the governor’s hotel room. Schwarzenegger used the Hyatt as his home-base in Sacramento.

This afternoon, Martin Singer, Counsel to Arnold Schwarzenegger sent a response to the report calling it “totally and completely false”. He believes the story is “made up” and comes from “paying sources that have zero credibility”.

Urlich Samietz, the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, says he has never heard of William Tayler, the man quoted in the Enquirer as the “head of hotel security”.

The statement also included statements from a retired CHP sergeant and a retired CHP officer denying the reports.

“I can say without a shadow of a doubt as a supervisor of his protective detail that at no time did I see Governor Schwarzenegger say or do anything that could be deemed inappropriate, and I was at his side for 7 years. As a supervisor, if anything had occurred, I would have been notified, even if it was technically off the record on his private time,” said retired CHP sergeant Mark Hammond.

Retired CHP officer Manny Trevino, who worked on Governor Schwarzenegger’s protective detail for seven years, also issued a statement.

“In all the time I worked with him, I never witnessed the Governor acting in a less than honorable manner. I also never heard any other officer discuss any such claims. Governor Schwarzenegger always treated the officers on his detail with respect, and we had nothing but respect for him in return,” said Trevino.

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