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February 21, 2014

Seneca schools superintendent fined for ethics violations

SENECA, Mo. — The Missouri Ethics Commission has fined Seneca School District Superintendent Steve Wilmoth for violating laws regulating conflict of interest and failure to file an accurate financial disclosure statement.

The amount of the fine is $55,000, unless he pays $8,250 within 45 days of the Feb. 13 ruling. He also must pay the full amount if he commits any other violations of ethics laws within two years.

The Missouri Ethics Commission found Wilmoth improperly earned $5,000 a month working as a business development liaison for Educational Services of America while serving as Seneca superintendent, where he earns an annual salary of $110,000.

 

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