Former RTA board president improperly received more than $1 million in healthcare benefits

CLEVELAND - An internal investigation has revealed RTA's former board president improperly received more than $1.1 million in healthcare benefits and unpaid premiums, according to information released on Tuesday.

The investigation found that George F. Dixon, III, received the benefits over a 24-year period. It also claimed Dixon didn't reimburse the agency for his "extensive personal use" of a company issued cell phone during a 10-year period.

RTA Board of Trustees member Georgine Welo said Dixon "abused the public's trust for personal benefit."

Dixon was appointed to the board in 1992 and was president from 1994 until his resignation last month.

He hasn't been criminally charged.

RTA released the following documents in relation with the investigation:

Dixon Financial Recovery Timeline

Scope of Investigation Fact Sheet

Timeline Graph

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