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Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 12:44 p.m.

Seattle City Light instructor faces ethics charge

SEATTLE -- The director of the Seattle Ethics Commission says a City Light instructor accepted nine bottles of liquor from apprentices retaking a safety test for utility workers.
The nine workers who did poorly on the first test in 2010 all passed after giving the instructor liquor on the day of the re-test.
Director Wayne Barnett said he'll present the case Wednesday to the Ethics Commission, which could impose a fine up to $5,000.
The Seattle Times reported that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers intends to contest the allegations because the union contract doesn't specify that members are subject to ethics fines.
Story tags » Energy & ResourcesSeattle

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