BOSTON (AP) — The State Ethics Commission has found in favor of former Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis, saying the commission's enforcement division failed to prove allegations that Glodis improperly used his position as sheriff.

Glodis was alleged to have contacted officials at the Worcester County Jail to get an ineligible inmate placed on work release after receiving a request from a campaign supporter.

The division alleged that Glodis violated the conflict of interest law to get the inmate released so he could continue to manage construction projects for Glodis' friend and supporter, David Massad.

Glodis has said the decision to release the inmate was made by a three-member panel over which he had no influence.

On Monday, the commission said the enforcement division failed to prove its case against Glodis.