Former Employee of Westchester County Healthcare Corporation Agrees to Pay $25,000 for Violating Public Officers Law

Former Employee of Westchester County Healthcare Corporation Agrees to Pay $25,000 for Violating Public Officers Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2009
CONTACT: Walter C. Ayres
                     518-474-4418

ALBANY — The State Commission on Public Integrity today announced that a former employee of the Westchester County Healthcare Corporation (WCHC) has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle charges that she violated the post-employment restrictions of the ethics law by illegally appearing before her former agency within two years of leaving State service.

A second former State employee also settled with the Commission, agreeing to pay $3,000 for violating the post-employment restrictions of the ethics law.

Marie G. DiMicco was a Supervisor of Pharmacy at WCHC. She was hired as a Clinical Pharmacist of Cardinal Health, Inc. and performed duties as a Cardinal employee at WCHC. She continued to do so even after informed that she was being investigated for violating the law.

Paul Wolfle, a former Examiner for the State Workers' Compensation Board, is paying $3,000 for appearing before his former agency as a representative of Gallagher Bassett of New York. Wolfle submitted six applications for workers' compensation insurance benefits for the company in 2007 within two years of leaving State service.

Copies of the documents are available on-line at www.nyintegrity.org