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October 22, 2014, 7:12 am
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State Fair Managers Disciplined For Beer Ticket Scandal

Managers of Illinois’ two state fairs have been disciplined for taking beer tickets in violation of the state Ethics Act’s ban on gifting.


DuQuoin Fair Manager John Rednour and Illinois State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick were given summary judgments by the Executive Ethics Commission late last week.


The decision sites Rednour getting several thousand beer tickets from a vendor for free.


Bliefnick is said to have taken hundreds of dollars in beer tickets from vendors for free and distributing those tickets to Department of Agriculture employees.


Bliefnick was suspended for two days without pay and ultimetly fined $1,000. Rednour is no longer employed by the State of Illinois and was fined $5,000.

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