Complaint Filed Against Former Schools Chief

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Indiana Inspector General David Thomas has filed an ethics complaint against former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett. The complaint suggests Bennett used a state-owned computer for political fundraising and other campaign purposes. Bennett stepped down in August as Florida's education commissioner. He has denied accusations of improperly raising the grade of a charter school run by a Republican donor. In September, a bipartisan report suggested the revisions "were plausible."

Bennett was defeated in last year's election by Democrat Glenda Ritz.

Source: Office of Indiana Inspector General David Thomas