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Delaware rehired woman after fatal drunken-driving crash

September 17, 2018

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Records show a state employee fired while serving prison time for a fatal drunken-driving crash was rehired a few years later.

The News Journal reports 36-year-old Sandi R. Spiegel was hired by the Delaware Division of Public Health in 2014, five years after she was fired from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. She’s not the first person to draw a salary from the state after a conviction — the newspaper reported earlier this month that an 89-year-old convicted child molester was still employed by the DNREC.

DPH spokeswoman Jen Brestel says the department would not comment on Spiegel’s hiring process, calling it a personnel matter. Spiegel was hired shortly after Delaware “ban the box” law, which bars requiring applicants to disclose criminal history before the first interview.

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