Rutherford Fires Three Administrators

Rutherford Fires Three Administrators

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The Associated Press has learned Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators after an investigation by the treasurer’s inspector general.

Letters from Rutherford’s office obtained by the AP indicate Patrick Carlson, George Daglas and Ashvin Lad were dismissed July 2. Each was dismissed for allegedly violating timekeeping policies and falsifying records. The letter to Carlson says he also violated rules against “workplace harassment.”

The treasurer’s office has been under scrutiny since Rutherford’s campaign for governor fizzled last winter after an ex-employee sued him for sexual harassment and allegedly forcing the staff member to do political work on government time.

The Republican treasurer declined comment. A spokeswoman says the dismissals involve private personnel matters.

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