Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today
In Indiana State Ethics Commission, Office of Inspector General, and David Thomas, in his Official Capacity as Inspector General v. Patricia Sanchez, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:
When Patricia Sanchez was fired from her job at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, she kept several items of state property in her possession. She was charged with theft, but those charges were dismissed. The State initiated an ethics proceeding against her, determined her conduct ran afoul of an administrative rule, and barred her from future State executive branch employment. We are asked to review that adjudication and sanction. Because we find the proceeding was properly before the Commission, there was sufficient evidence to support the Commission’s determination, and the sanction was within the Commission’s discretion, we affirm the Commission’s decision.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 16, 2014 01:43 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions