Aid to President George Bush, Timothy Goeglein, has resigned over claims of plagiarism.
He has admitted to taking work from other sources to contribute to more than 20 columns that he wrote for an Indiana newspaper without properly accrediting them.
Goeglein worked for Bush since 2001. “The president was disappointed to learn of the matter and he was saddened for Tim and his family,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said in a statement.
Goeglein has apologized to the White House for his actions, that were first brought to attention by a blogger, Nancy Nall, a former News-Sentinel columnist.
“His behavior is not acceptable and we are disappointed in Tim’s actions,” said White House spokeswoman Emily Lawrimore. “He is offering no excuses and he agrees it was wrong.”
Work written by Goeglein will no longer be published in the News-Sentinel.