A Montgomery County Council panel rejected a series of new regulations suggested by County Executive Ike Leggett to prevent future fraud in the jurisdiction's embattled tuition assistance program.

Leggett proposed not allowing employees to take training classes out of the country, those tied to religious teachings or not related to a worker's career track. However, council members said the new rules were not enough to prevent abuses.

Employees formerly used the now-shuttered program to take sailing lessons and hot yoga classes on the taxpayers' dime.