State Rep. Bob Loonan paid a $10,000 fine and was suspended from teaching continuing-education classes related to the insurance industry for three months after he decided to forego a hearing on allegations leveled by the state Department of Commerce.

The commerce department alleged that Loonan provided false information to the department related to credit hours on applications for continuing education courses he taught and that he “allowed the promotion of the services or practices and used materials of a particular entity,” in violation of state statutes.

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