April 25, 1991 |
The Fair Political Practices Commission has decided against conducting an investigation of possible conflict of interest by State Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig because of his ties to a parent-involvement education program run by his wife. In a memo made public Wednesday, Janis Shank McLean, the agency's acting enforcement officer, said FPPC was closing the case because the state Political Reform Act excluded state officials from penalties in conflict-of-interest cases until this year.
October 18, 1991 |
"There's really nothing that new" about Nancy Honig's Quality Education Project (QEP), Michael Klentschy, associate superintendent of schools in Pasadena, said Thursday, "but it is a real fine collection of some of the best materials anybody has ever put together on how to get parents involved in the schools." Pasadena is in its third year of using QEP in kindergarten through eighth grade, Klentschy said, and has found the program "very effective."
January 14, 1993 |
A former deputy to state schools chief Bill Honig testified Wednesday that he told his boss it was legal but politically dangerous to authorize several contracts with local school district educators that prosecutors say constitute a criminal conflict of interest. James R.
April 20, 1993 |
Former schools chief Bill Honig was ordered Monday to pay $274,754 in restitution in connection with his felony conflict-of-interest convictions in January. The amount was $60,000 less than he had been ordered to pay initially, but Honig continued to argue that he should not be required to pay any restitution in the case that involved his authorization of $337,509 in state contracts that benefited his wife's nonprofit Quality Education Project.
January 7, 1993 |
Attorneys representing school chief Bill Honig in his conflict-of-interest trial sought a recess in the criminal proceedings Wednesday, contending that a Superior Court Judge had cut the heart out of their defense. Judge James L. Long barred Honig from telling a jury that he was acting on behalf of California's schoolchildren when he OKd more than $337,000 in public funds to pay educators who were working for his wife's nonprofit consulting firm.
June 14, 1992 |
State Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig, under state indictment on felony conflict of interest charges, said he does not expect to run for a fourth term. "I haven't finally made a decision but I think it's very unlikely I'd run again," Honig said during a wide-ranging interview with The Times. "You get about as much accomplished as you can get in 12 years," said the schools chief, whose third term will end early in 1995.