Ethics panel fines four people for violations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has
reached settlements with four current and former state employees
who agreed to pay fines.
Danita Fentress-Laird, a former Kentucky Department of
Agriculture director, agreed Monday to pay a $1,500 fine after
acknowledging that she used her position to influence superiors to
create an hourly position that she arranged to have herself
assigned to.
The ethics commission also fined former state park business
manager Robert Habig $500 for using his position to rent for boats
at lower rates on Lake Cumberland.
Former conservation officer Bradley Lowe agreed to pay a $2,500
fine for using his position to order drinks at a bar for his
teenage daughter. And Grayson County Property Valuation
Administrator Roger Tomes agreed to a $1,000 fine for violating
nepotism rules.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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