HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The former Connecticut State University System’s chancellor has paid a $2,000 fine for failing to report a potential conflict of interest he faced when his retired wife was rehired temporarily at Southern Connecticut State University.

The Office of State Ethics says David G. Carter signed a consent order this week to resolve the review.

His wife, Sandra Holley, was dean of Southern’s graduate school before she retired in July 2009. A vice chancellor in Carter’s office rehired her temporarily for the rest of 2009 and part of 2010.

Ethics officials say Carter should have notified CSUS trustees and ethics officials of the conflict of interest.

Carter says he had recused himself from matters involving his wife, and did not know the subordinate was considering rehiring Holley until it was already done.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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