Oops! Farricker agrees to pay $11,000 back to state for improper payments received

Though I'll always admire him for goosing Peter Tesei during their debate

Though I'll always admire him for goosing Peter Tesei during their debate

State Ethics Board concludes that he shouldn't have been reimbursed for cable TV, mileage and other expenses while serving as interim Lottery Chief.

Frank and I are friends, but I really haven't spoken to him in the past couple of years: I keep my real estate license with him, and that's about it, so I don't know his side of the story. I do know that one of the reasons we haven't communicated much is that he was always traveling to Hartford. I'd have thought the mileage for those trips would have been a justified expense, but again, I don't know the story. I do know that Frank served as the unpaid Lottery Commissioner for years, driving to Hartford many times a week, so why someone in Hartford is now complaining about mileage reimbursement is, to me, a mystery.