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.