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State manager fined, had employees do homework

Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 2:00 p.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A former Illinois Department of Employment Security manager has been fined for directing his co-workers to do his college homework on taxpayer time.

An April 3 report by Executive Inspector General Ricardo Meza says 63-year-old Clyde Redfield was fined $2,500. He resigned from his $71,000 job in 2012 after the allegations surfaced.

Redfield was a part-time evening student a Benedictine University in Lisle from 2008 to 2010, when he received a management degree.

Among the assignments Redfield instructed several subordinates to help him with during their shifts was editing a multimedia presentation on 1936 Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owen.

The report says Redfield also used his state email to send messages about homework assignments.

His attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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