May 08, 2014 — COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) The office of the inspector general for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has recommended that Vermont Public Television be sanctioned because the board of directors did not follow open meeting rules.
The report was completed on Monday.
VPT asked the office to reconsider its recommendations for sanctions.
The report says CPB will make a final management decision on the reporting findings and recommendations.
The review was triggered by an anonymous complaint in December.
An internal investigation found that VPT's board of directors violated federal requirements by failing to notify the public that private meetings had been held.
Chuck Bongiorno, the station's major gifts director, has said CPB provides just under $1 million to the station. CPB requires each grant recipient to certify its continued compliance with the open meeting requirement.
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