Ethics report says East Moline assistant warden not qualified

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An Illinois ethics report says an assistant warden at the East Moline Correctional Center should never have been hired.

The report, released Wednesday, January 30, 2013, was the result of an investigation launched by the Office of the Inspector General.

The report redacts his name but says Lou Hare, son of former congressman Phil Hare, lacked the experience needed for the job.  Hare’s work experience was in theater, running a movie rental store and managing the political office for his father’s campaign.

Investigators ruled prison officials ignored the written list of job qualifications for the assistant warden position.

Lou Hare is still on the job.