State manager fined; employees did homework

2014-04-05T18:30:00Z State manager fined; employees did homeworkThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 05, 2014 6:30 pm  • 

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.

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