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PHOENIX The former head of the state Board of Executive Clemency resigned his position last week after a state investigation found he repeatedly committed inappropriate behavior and also promoted a woman he was dating.

The promotion Jesse Hernandez awarded to the woman came with a pay raise of more than $21,000 a year and investigators concluded she was not qualified for the position.

Hernandez was appointed to the post by Gov. Jan Brewer last year and resigned the $84,000 a year job on Friday.

The Arizona Department of Administration released the heavily redacted records of its investigation on Wednesday after a public records request from The Associated Press and other news organizations.

A statement from Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder said Hernandez's conduct was unacceptable and she welcomed the resignation.

Associated Press,

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