Two settle hiring probe cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Two former members of the Fletcher
administration have settled ethics complaints against them stemming
from the 2005 state hiring scandal.
In orders released Friday, the Executive Branch Ethics
Commission said Dan Druen agreed to pay a $2,500 fine and James L.
Adams to pay a $1,000 fine. Both had been officials at the
Transportation Cabinet and were accused of violating state hiring
laws for political gain.
Druen, who served as commissioner for adminstrative services in
the cabinet, had been a central figure in a special grand jury
probe into hiring irregularities in former Gov. Ernie Fletcher's
administration. The Republican governor had pardoned Druen, Adams
and 11 other members of his administrations, after the grand jury
issued indictments.
Adams was the cabinet's former deputy secretary.

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