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State Worker Asks Subordinates To Do His Homework

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:07:01 CDT
By: AP

A former Illinois Department of Employment Security manager has been fined for directing his co-workers to do his college homework on taxpayer time. An April 3 report by Executive Inspector General Ricardo Meza (MAY'-zuh) says 63-year-old Clyde Redfield was fined $2,500. He resigned from his $71,000 job in 2012 after the allegations surfaced. Redfield was a part-time evening student a Benedictine University in Lisle from 2008 to 2010, when he received a management degree. Among the assignments Redfield instructed several subordinates to help him with during their shifts was editing a multimedia presentation on 1936 Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens. The report says Redfield also used his state email to send messages about homework assignments. His attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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