LaFave Will Repay $5,000 To Regulating District

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The former executive director of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District will return $5,000 to to settle allegations of abusing his agency's vacation buy-back policy.

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced Wednesday that Glenn LaFave agreed to the repayment as part of a settlement with the commission.

Glenn LaFave, the district's executive director between 2005 and 2010, was accused of violating LaFave violated the agency's time and attendance policy and abused the flex-time policy to avoid charging vacation leave when he was not working.

"This former agency executive took advantage of his position to enrich himself," said Commission Executive Director Letizia Tagliafierro in a news release. "Such conduct is an abuse of the public trust."

LaFave retired in August of 2010.

He was the subject of a 2011 report by the New York State Inspector General which accused him of abusing vacation time under the lax oversight of the district's board of directors, among other allegations.

For example, he was alleged to have taken numerous vacations between 2006 and 2009 without charging a single hour of vacation leave.

The report was referred to the Commission's predecessor agency, the Commission on Public Integrity.

See the settlement agreement

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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