UPDATED: Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner cancels nonprofit agreements, keeps official fined over ethics
Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner says he has reprimanded an official who was fined for an ethics violation, but won’t fire her as requested by a state lawmaker.
Warner wrote to Sen. Mike Carrell this week telling him about his decision, a month after the Executive Ethics Board handed down its $13,400 fine on Belinda Stewart.
Stewart has appealed the fine, the ethics board said today.
“What I told the senator is I certainly share his expectations in having the highest standards of ethics and accountability for state employees,” Warner told me, outlining steps he’s taken to address ethics and Stewart’s …