Gov Corbett vs. ethics vs. gas vs. PGC

Corbett moves against Pa. Game Commission employee

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett’s office is warning the Pennsylvania Game Commission not to consider promoting a senior agency official to executive director.

Corbett’s objection came this week as the attorney general’s office weighs whether to approve a $220,000 game commission payment to its recently retired executive director to settle potential legal claims.

Corbett’s office says the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission is investigating whether William Capouillez had a conflict of interest stemming from his off-hours business negotiating oil and gas leases for private landowners with companies he frequently engaged as a game commission employee.

Ethics commission officials won’t confirm whether they’re investigating.

Game commission board president Robert Schlemmer told Lancaster Online (http://bit.ly/NdXkfz ) he wouldn’t identify finalists for the job. Capouillez told Lancaster Online he’s disappointed by Corbett’s objection and questioned its motivation.

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