Suffolk County IT commissioner pleads guilty, resigns after official misconduct allegations

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HAUPPAUGE, New York — The information technology commissioner for Suffolk County has pleaded guilty one day after resigning his post.

Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/XxPvY4 ) reports that Donald Rodgers pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Riverhead court to two misdemeanor counts of official misconduct. He was given a conditional discharge of one year.

Prosecutors said Rodgers failed to report ownership of a consulting firm and income from the firm on his county financial disclosure form.

He was charged additionally with official misconduct in connection with a failed bid for a contract with Microsoft last year.

Rodgers had been on unpaid leave. Newsday said the administration of County Executive Steve Bellone declined to comment on his resignation.

Alan Abramson, Rodgers' attorney, also declined to comment.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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