Democrat legislator Roger Goodman is so concerned about his limited professional resume that he has to invent awards to make it look like he has received recognition for his work. People who know him better point to other aspects of his life– driving with his kids in the car while stoned, not paying child support or failing to pay taxes– that he doesn’t necessarily want the public to know.
One part of his resume that Goodman refrains from highlighting too much is his service on the state’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission, a position he left in 2000. That’s perhaps because, if a state auditor’s report is to be believed, Goodman quit his post in disgrace. The report determined that “there is reasonable cause to believe there has been a violation of state law” in three different instances involving Goodman’s job performance.
Here are the auditor’s conclusions:
- Goodman violated state law by using “a state-assigned cellular telephone and the SCAN telephone system to make personal telephone calls.”
- Goodman violated state law by using “a state-owned computer for personal purposes.”
- Goodman’s computer hard-drive revealed that “Internet sites related to sexually explicit material” were visited.
- During the auditor’s investigation, Goodman “submitted a memorandum to us admitting some use of the state-owned computer for personal purposes…”
- Goodman submitted requests for travel expense reimbursements that “were not incurred.”
- According to the report, the Commission “was not aware of these inappropriate travel costs” because Goodman “approved his own Travel Expense Vouchers.”
The auditor’s report further notes that “the Executive Director resigned from the Sentencing Guidelines Commission prior to the issuance of this report.” In other words, rather than facing the repercussions of his actions, he quit—a response that one can expect from (Not A) Goodman.
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