DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s state auditor Kathleen McGuiness has been sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and complete 500 hours of community service.
As auditor, McGuiness is responsible for rooting out government fraud, waste and abuse. She was convicted of misdemeanor official misconduct and conflict of interest, after her daughter was hired as a part-time worker in her office. She’s the first statewide elected official in Delaware to be convicted on criminal charges while in office. McGuiness maintains her innocence. She lost re-election to attorney Lydia York in the Democratic primary.
Her attorney said Wednesday that she resigned effective Nov. 4th. However, DE Governor John Carney’s office has confirmed that McGuiness’ resignation is effective TODAY, October 19ht, at 4:30pm.
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