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CareerSource Tampa Bay votes to fire President and CEO Edward Peachey

Posted at 5:37 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 19:01:13-05

TAMPA, Fla. — CareerSource Tampa Bay President and CEO Edward Peachey was fired on Monday after the Tampa Bay Executive Committee voted 6 to 1 in favor of his removal. 

The agency works to help displaced workers get training and local jobs. Last month, Peachey was accused of cooking the books, inflating the number of people they help get jobs; all in order to get tens of millions of your taxpayer money.

Peachey also faces losing his position as President and CEO of CareerSource Pinellas. The board members will vote on the decision at a meeting on Wednesday.

Related: State investigating CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas

Last week, Murman recommended Peachey's removal "based on the status of the existing controversy and specifically the insufficient effort to address and rebut the allegations raised."

"The Federal, State and Local goals of the CareerSource Boards are critically important to bringing together qualified job seekers and employers and this should return to being the primary focus of your Agency,"  Murman wrote in a letter to Richard Peck, Chairman of the Board of CareerSource Tampa Bay.