A former Danbury mayoral candidate has paid a fine to settle an ethics code violation. The Office of State Ethics says Al Almeida paid the $750 penalty.
The former Investigator for the Office of the Chief Public Defender in Danbury is accused of doing work in 2013 for a private company, unrelated to his state position, while on state time. He used his state-issued computer and other state-owned equipment to conduct business related to his outside job.
While running for Mayor last year, Almeida reportedly used the state email system in his unsuccessful election bid.
A public official or state employee is prohibited from using state resources to obtain personal financial gain. Almeida served in his state position for 24 years and had no prior history of ethics violations. He resigned his state position and is no longer a state employee.