3 administrators fired by Illinois treasurer

SPRINGFIELD - According to letters obtained by the Associated Press, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators after an investigation by the treasurer's inspector general.

The letters indicate that George Daglas, Ashvin Lad, and Patrick Carlson were dismissed July 2.  Each was dismissed for allegedly falsifying records and violating timekeeping policies, and the letter to Carlson says he also violated rules against "workplace harassment."

Rutherford's campaign for governor failed last winter after an ex-employee sued him for allegedly forcing him to do political work on government time and sexual harassment.  The treasurer's office has been under scrutiny ever since.

Rutherford declined comment, and a spokeswoman says the dismissals involve private personnel matters.  Efforts to reach Daglas, Carlson, and Lad were not immediately successful.

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