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Former UIHC social worker's firing confirmed

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 15, 2011 7:20 AM

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A University of Iowa social worker has been terminated following domestic-abuse charges, officials said.

UI spokesman Tom Moore confirmed Monday that UI Hospitals and Clinics social worker Frank Sammet was terminated on Oct. 19.

Court documents said Sammet, 47, was charged Feb. 2 with domestic-abuse assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor. He was also charged with disorderly conduct related to the same incident in September, to which he has pleaded guilty.

The Associated Press reported that Sammet was charged after he allegedly choked and assaulted his 18-year-old daughter during an argument, leaving her with a black eye, bruised shin, and red mark on her back.

Documents said Sammet pleaded not guilty to the domestic-abuse charge in September.

Moore said Sammet continued working for the UI after his charge and was terminated after his guilty plea.

— by Eric Moore


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