Judge sentenced former Tipp City Athletic Director for conflict of interest

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A judge sentenced the former Tipp City Athletic Director Thursday after having a conflict of interest in hiring family members to work at sporting events.

Matt Shomper pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor count of conflict of interest.

The Auditor’s investigative team found Shomper pushed for three family members to work at a district sporting event.

“It’s improper – and illegal – for school administrators to lobby for the hiring of family members,” Ohio State Auditor David Yost said. “There always needs to be a level playing field, free of nepotism, in the employment process.”

The judge ordered Shomper to pay a $500 fine and complete 35 hours of community service.

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