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Former UConn Worker Loses Ethics Case Appeal

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The UConn Health Center.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

The UConn Health Center. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state’s second-highest court has rejected the appeal of a former University of Connecticut Health Center worker who wanted judges to overturn a $15,000 ethics fine.

The Appellate Court upheld a lower court decision and ruled against Priscilla Dickman of Coventry on Wednesday.

The state Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board fined Dickman $15,000 in January 2010, saying she used UConn computers and other school equipment to run her own jewelry and travel consulting businesses.

Dickman was a medical technologist who retired in 2005, two years before the ethics complaint was filed.

She claimed in the appeal that the advisory board erroneously found that she violated ethics laws, that the standard of proof was too low, and that two board members were ineligible to serve on the panel.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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