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Janitor facing drug charges loses job

August 06, 2010
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CROWN POINT, IN — On the same day three-time convicted felon Nathaniel Hamilton was charged with four counts of dealing heroin, his employers at the Lake County Government Center decided to fire him from his part-time night janitor''s job, according to the Post-Tribune.
Hamilton, 53, should never have been hired at all, Commissioners Attorney John Dull conceded.
The county''s employee handbook, approved in March 2007, states an applicant convicted of a misdemeanor can seek work with the county, but would be prohibited from jobs that include access to sensitive areas, the article stated.
As a night janitor, Hamilton cleaned in the prosecutor''s offices and chambers of Lake Superior Court judges, the article noted.
Dull said commissioners likely weren''t aware of Hamilton''s convictions for aggravated battery, burglary and carrying a gun without a license when he was hired in January 2008.
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