Fmr. Ohio Schools Supt. Won't Face Charges

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Associated Press

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Updated Mon, Sep 24, 2012 2:37 pm

Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Ohio's former superintendent of schools, who resigned amid ethical questions about his work for an educational testing contractor.

Stan Heffner left office last month after the state watchdog released a report that found Heffner was on the payroll of a Texas-based testing firm when he lobbied state lawmakers last year on a bill that benefited the company.
 
The Inspector General's report also found that Heffner misused his state email and cellphone to communicate with the testing firm.
 
The IG's office confirmed Monday that city and county prosecutors wrote Inspector General Randy Meyer to inform him of their decision.
 
The prosecutors said they believed Heffner acted inappropriately but evidence did not support the filing of criminal charges.
 
Heffner said Monday he never committed a crime and he's pleased that prosecutors agreed with him.
 
Heffner, of suburban Columbus, says he's enjoying retirement and deciding what comes next, but says it won't involve education.
 
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