NY health commissioner misuse staff?

January 27, 2009 7:46:34 AM PST
An upstate New York prosecutor will investigate former U.S. Surgeon General Antonia Novello after the state inspector general accused her of using staff to take her shopping and run personal errands while she was New York's health commissioner. A report released Tuesday accuses Novello of using state workers to drive her to local malls and chauffeur her mother to a New Jersey airport, among other things. The 2,500 hours of overtime put in by the workers cost taxpayers about $48,000.

The case has been turned over to Albany County District Attorney David Soares for possible criminal prosecution.

Novello, 64, was health commissioner from 1999 to 2006 under Gov. George Pataki and surgeon general from 1990 to 1993.

A call to Novello's lawyer was not immediately returned.


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