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Red-Light Exec Sidelined For Web Posts

An executive at the company that provides red-light cameras in Spokane has been suspended after a newspaper in Western Washington discovered he misrepresented himself as a local resident on its website and made comments to promote business in the area, a company spokesman said Friday. Bill Kroske, the vice president of business development at American Traffic Solutions Inc., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., also posted comments on The Spokesman-Review’s website. The Herald, of Everett, Wash., reported that it tracked posts made by Kroske to the company in Arizona, and that he had signed up for the Herald’s website using his real name and work email/Spokesman-Review. More here. (SR photo/Jesse Tinsley: A truck darts southbound through a just-turned-red light on Browne Street at Sprague Avenue. It’s one of three intersections monitored by red light cameras in Spokane.)

Question: Was Kroske's misrepresentation of himself in anonymous online commentary worthy of a suspension?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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