The Connecticut Department of Mental Health And Addiction Services has fired an employee for doing work for his personal business on state time.
NBC Connecticut Investigates has reported on multiple issues involving this state agency, known as DMHAS.
The information about this first surfaced in the state’s monthly loss report put out by auditors.
NBC Connecticut requested detailed paperwork on the matter from DMHAS through a Freedom of Information request.
The documents say Connecticut Valley Hospital addiction counselor Louis Sorrentino used a state computer to send emails for his two personal businesses.
He also allegedly showed his state ID badge for identification at a treatment facility where he was doing off the clock work for a client.
In the DMHAS report, Sorrentino denies showing his state badge at the treatment center, but admits he used the state computer to conduct personal business.
The report also says Sorrentino was disciplined once before, in 2012, for doing personal business on the clock.
Sorrentino was a 12 year DMHAS employee and has the right to appeal his dismissal.