FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Former education head Tony Bennett, Ed.D., finds himself in more hot water.
New documents obtained by The Associated Press show Bennett not only kept lists of Republican fundraisers on Indiana Department of Education computer servers, additionally, he directed IDOE staff to do work for his campaign, including evaluations of Democratic opponent Glenda Ritz's speeches.
State law prohibits "ghost employment," or government employees from performing duties of an elected official that does not serve the government organization (IC 35-44.1-1-3).
Ritz defeated Bennett in the November 2012 general election.
Bennett was appointed Florida Commissioner of Education, but would resign amid an investigation that ultimately included Bennett changed the the A-F assessment grade on an Indianapolis charter school owned by one of his donor.
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