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Ex-Superintendent Bennett Reaches Settlement In Ethics Complaint

A settlement regarding Tony Bennett's ethics violation will be released Thursday.

A settlement regarding Tony Bennett's ethics violation will be released Thursday.

Indiana Inspector General David Thomas reached a settlement with ex-state superintendent Tony Bennett, regarding the ethics complaint the IG filed against Bennett in November.

Bennett was accused of using state resources during his re-election campaign in 2012, when he lost to current superintendent Glenda Ritz.

The State Ethics Commission announced today they will consider the the settlement at a public meeting Thursday at 10 a.m.

Eric Weddle of the Indianapolis Star reports Bennett’s lawyer said the details of the settlement and a report of the allegations will be available after the public meeting Thursday.

Bennett served one term as state superintendent before losing to Ritz in the 2012 election. He then served as the Florida Commissioner of Education but resigned Aug.1, 2013 after allegations that he and his team changed the school letter grades in Indiana while he was still in office.

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