Gainer entered into a conciliation agreement with the Ethics Commission after improperly using state time and resources to film a commercial, featuring himself, for Visa. Visa does hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions for the Auditor’s Office through a state contract with Citibank.
This is not the first Gainer goof in his most recent term.
The State of West Virginia and its insurers were on the hook for more than $1.5 million lost to the scammers and were sued for the remainder by the vendors whose money was lost.
Here the report from the WV Ethics Commission: