Friday, June 06, 2008

Kinder: Feltner did not commit any crimes on taxpayers' time

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says his former top aide Eric Feltner's alleged crimes did not take place on the taxpayer's dime. Feltner was fired today after being charged in Cole County with two counts of furnishing pornography to a minor. Kinder's office issued the following statement:

This morning, following the immediate resignation of Eric Feltner our office began a prompt review of Mr. Feltner’s time cards and request for leave forms.

“Office records indicate that Mr. Feltner was on compensatory leave for both days in question listed in court documents. May 25, 2007, Mr. Feltner took compensatory leave from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. On July 5, 2007, Mr. Feltner took an entire work day of compensatory time.

“From our internal administrative review, these documents conclude that Mr. Feltner was not using state resources or facilities during the alleged misconduct.

“The Lt. Governor was shocked to hear of these charges but has responded promptly to the inexcusable appearance of impropriety by this staff member."

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