Former Employee of Westchester County Healthcare Corporation Charged with Violating Ethics Law

Former Employee of Westchester County Healthcare Corporation Charged with Violating Ethics Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2009

CONTACT: Walter C. Ayres
                  518-408-3976

ALBANY — The State Commission on Public Integrity has issued a Notice of Reasonable Cause charging a former employee of the Westchester County Healthcare Corporation (WCHC) with violating the post-employment restrictions of the ethics law by illegally appearing before her former agency within two years of leaving State service. The Public Officers Law generally prohibits former State employees from appearing before or providing services to their former agencies within two years of leaving State service.

Marie G. DiMicco was a Supervisor of Pharmacy at WCHC. She was hired as a Clinical Pharmacist of Cardinal Health, Inc. and allegedly has been performing duties as a Cardinal employee at WCHC.

DiMicco faces a maximum penalty of $40,000.

A copy of the Notice of Reasonable Cause is available on the Commission's website at www.nyintegrity.org.