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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Government worker takes every Friday off for 17 years

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The Italians are famous for their love of government jobs, some of which you never have to show up for. It seems this gentleman in the state of New York felt a kindred spirit with those workers. As well as falsifying travel claims, he took every Friday off for 17 years, rewarding himself with a permanent four day work week. Howard Dean, director of the Department of Corrections’ Food Production Center was busted during a audit by New York State auditors and investigators, together with the State Inspector General’s office.

“There is never a good time to rip off the taxpayers,” said New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. As part of a plea deal, Dean is expected to be sentenced to 6 months in jail and five years probation.

Attendance, I understand, is mandatory.


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