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METRO President Suspended Over Communications Violation

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A little more than one year after taking over as president and CEO of METRO, George Greanias has been suspended from his administrative duties, FOX 26 News has learned.

Greanias, who was named METRO president and CEO by the board of directors on Sept. 16, 2010, has been suspended one week without pay effective Thursday for violating "company guidelines on the use of electronic communications."

A METRO investigation determined Greanias "accessed more than one dozen adult oriented sites of a sexual nature through the METRO Internet System" on his personal computer over a 14-day period between Feb. 9 and July 1, according to a statement released Thursday by METRO.

METRO chairman Gilbert Garcia decided to suspend Greanias rather than issue a verbal reprimand, which is the normal disciplinary action for the electronic communications violation.

METRO released a complete list of the websites traced to Greanias' computer and added that there were also searches for 'Men looking for Men' and 'Men Looking for Women' on Craigslist.com.

"As for the punishment, I agree with that judgment, and I accept it willingly," said Greanias in a letter issued to METRO employees.

Greanias is scheduled to return to work as president and CEO on Monday, Aug. 8.

When Frank Wilson resigned as CEO of METRO in May 2010, Greanias was hired as interim president and CEO until the interim title was removed in September.

Greanias earned a base salary of $235,000 a year.


FOX 26 Web Producer Alexander Supgul contributed to this report

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