SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | 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 says 63-year-old Clyde Redfield violated the state's ethics act. He resigned from his $71,000 job in 2012 after the allegations surfaced and was fined $2,500 by the state ethics commission.
Redfield was a part-time evening student from 2008 to 2010 at Benedictine University in Lisle.
Among the assignments Redfield instructed subordinates to help him with during their shifts was editing a presentation on 1936 Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owen.
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.