Former Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy Agrees to Pay $1,000 Fine
Former Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
Former Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for improper
use of a state cellphone as part of a settlement with the Nebraska
Accountability and Disclosure Commission.
Commission members voted
8-0 to impose the civil penalty after ruling that Sheehy had used the
phone for purposes other than state business. Sheehy's attorney said
Monday that the ruling came late last week.
Sheehy, a Republican,
has already reimbursed the state $500 for thousands of calls he had with
four women other than his wife on the phone. He resigned in February
and bowed out of the 2014 governor's race after the calls came to light.
Sheehy's former wife filed for divorce in 2012, and the divorce became final April 30.