Hayden's father, Dr. Peter Hayden, CEO of Turning Point, Minnesota's only African-American based chemical dependency treatment program that provides culturally specific programming to Black individuals and families.
A second part of Hann's complaint against Sen.
questioned whether he
bore any responsibility for the alleged mismanagement of Community Action Partnership of Minneapolis
, an agency created to help people with heating bills and with weatherizing their homes to make residences more fuel efficient.
Hayden and his legal team said again and again that there was no personal gain, no family or business connection, and that Dr. Hayden was not on the payroll, employed by, or a director of CSI.
Hayden's legal team added that the newspaper story at the base of the ethic charge, also made unfounded allegations regarding the senator's father, Dr. Peter Hayden
The team entered as an exhibit Dr. Hayden's
letter to the Star Tribune
wrote, "The Star Tribune
did not accurately report my relationship with Community Standards Initiative
(CSI) in its articles dated Aug. 19 and Sept. 24, 2014.
always acted properly and within rules guiding actions of public officials on community action boards and that allegations in the ethics complaint ignore that there are no facts regarding Sen.
in the state audit of Community Action Partnership