Settlement reached in ethics case involving former superintendent

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INDIANAPOLIS (July 7, 2014) – The State Ethics Commission will consider a settlement in an ethics case involving former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett.

Bennett was accused of using state resources while working on his 2012 reelection campaign. According to the complaint, Bennett used state computer equipment for fundraising efforts and for scheduling meetings and calls related to the campaign.

The State Ethics Commission will meet July 10 to discuss an “agreed settlement” in the Bennett case, according to the meeting agenda.

Bennett, who lost reelection to challenger Glenda Ritz in 2012, has denied any wrongdoing.