|Danika and Shawn Rux|
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I am familiar with this disregard for rules of ethics. In 2013 a principal was served 3020-a charges, and her CSA Attorney was Charity Guerra. During the hearings, Ms. Guerra suddenly quit, in order to take the job of Deputy General Counsel of the NYC Department of Education. I was shown the email sent from Ms. Guerra to this charged principal. In this email, Charity Guerra informed her that she realized her conflict of interest, yet wished her former client the best of luck. No COIB Complaint was filed and no fine was given.
In 2019, however, Ms. Guerra tried to go around COIB, but COIB filed an enforcement action against her, COIB Case No. 2016-932, resulting in a penalty fine of $3,500.
"I acknowledge that, by having the Executive Deputy Counsel for Risk Management and Litigation, who was my subordinate, perform a personal task for me related to the Lawsuit, I used my City position to obtain a private advantage in violation of City Charter§ 2604(b)(3), which states:
No public servant shall use or attempt to use his or her position as a public servant to obtain any financial gain, contract, license, privilege or other private or personal advantage, direct or indirect, for the public servant or any person or firm associated with the public servant."
We can all see that the rules apply to the NYC DOE VIPs only if or when they get caught.
Thanks to reporter Susan Edelman, Danika and Shawn Rux "got caught". See article in the NY POST below.
The husband of schools Chancellor David Banks’ newly appointed $265,000-a-year deputy chancellor of leadership scored a high-paying job in the city Department of Education as part of a secret deal to ensure his wife’s promotion, insiders told The Post.
|Shawn Rux will be the executive director of the DOE's Office of School Design and Charter Partnerships.|
Shawn Rux, the husband of Danika Rux, landed a gig as executive director of the DOE’s Office of School Design and Charter Partnerships starting on September 5, replacing the retiring Daniella Phillips, whose salary was $195,000 last year, sources said.