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IG Says Former DAS Worker May Have Violated State Ethics Laws

Sep 15, 2017

The Ohio Inspector General's office says a former Department of Administrative Services IT supervisor possibly violated ethics laws by pursuing and accepting a job with a state vendor while managing that vendor's multi-million dollar contract.

The IG's investigation shows Cathy Herron managed a contract awarded in 2014 to Hyland Software, but was not involved in selecting the company.  She told investigators she applied for a job with Hyland without notifying her supervisors and without asking to be removed from the contract's supervision. She took the job last year. The investigation has been sent to the Ohio Ethics Commission and the Columbus City Attorney's office for possible prosecution.