- Angel Namnum, a former senior budget official for New York City's Education Department, was fined $48,000 for creating a community coordinator job that he had arranged to fill with his unqualified wife, Rosa Castillo, at a salary of $52,000 a year, according to a Wednesday announcement by the department's Conflicts of Interest Board.
- In addition, Namnum, who resigned in March from his position as the director of central budget, never had the position posted and nobody was ever interviewed, nor did Education Department employees meet Castillo, who was terminated shortly after her husband's resignation in April, prior to her being offered the job.
- Namnum had previously been fined $1,250 for nepotism once before, when he suggested his brother's hiring for a principal's position, but his current fine is the second-highest ever imposed by the conflicts board.
From the article:
A former senior budget official in the city’s Education Department was fined about $48,000 for creating a job that he could have filled with his unqualified wife, then paying her an excessive salary, the Conflicts of Interest Board announced on Wednesday. The official, Angel Namnum, who resigned as the department’s director of central budget in March, had arranged for the hiring of his wife, Rosa Castillo, as a community coordinator for $52,000 a year, according to a settlement he reached with the board. The job typically pays about $35,000 at entry level. ...