Former Evergreen college professor fined $120,000 vanishes

  • Sat Apr 7th, 2012 3:32pm
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Associated Press

OLYMPIA — The state Attorney General’s office says a former professor at The Evergreen State College fined nearly $120,000 has vanished.

The Olympian reports that in 2011 Jorge Gilbert was slapped with an $119,578 penalty for ethical violations. A college auditor reported that Gilbert had not accounted for at least $50,000 in student payments he had accepted between 2003 and 2008 for a study-abroad program to Chile.

The ethics board’s penalty, the largest it has ever imposed, cited multiple violations of the Ethics in Public Service Act.

On Thursday, the state Attorney General’s Office filed a petition to enforce the order requiring Gilbert to pay up. The court filings indicate that the state and the college have no idea where he is.