Connecticut ethics chief resigns over alleged ethics violations

| 7/13/2007

He may not have understood the meaning of his job title before, but the executive director of Connecticut’s Office of State Ethics certainly does now – he’s resigned amid charges that he violated the state’s motor vehicle laws.

The Associated Press reports that Benjamin Bycel moved to Connecticut from Vermont a year-and-a-half ago, and never bothered to register his vehicle or obtain a Connecticut driver’s license.

Because he didn’t register the vehicle, city officials told The AP he also owes back property taxes.