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Former Schools Chiefs Tony Bennett Guilty Of Ethics Violation

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

Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana

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

Indiana Inspector General David Thomas concluded in a report obtained by Politico that former state superintendent Tony Bennett is guilty of an ethics violation regarding the use of government resources during his 2012 re-election campaign.

Stephanie Simon of Politico writes Bennett is found not guilty of the other accused ethics violation:

But Thomas cleared Bennett of allegations that he engaged in misconduct when he ordered staff to rework a school grading formula after a charter school founded by a major Republican donor received an unexpectedly low grade.

Bennett has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine for the ethics violation. The Ethics Commission will consider the proposed settlement tomorrow.

The official hearing regarding the settlement begins Thursday at 10 a.m.

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