• Maglione, Joseph Docket No. 07-0039

    The Commission concluded that the allegations were not proven by a preponderance of the evidence.
  • Malcolm, Stephen Docket No. 404

    Hull Board of Assessors member Stephen Malcolm fined $2,000 for improperly or unduly influencing the assistant assessor to increase the value of a home owned by his former girlfriend, resulting in a $2,000 tax increase.

  • Manca, Charles J. Docket No. 461

    A mayor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 23(b)(3) for signing a recycling contract with his brother's company.
  • Manning, James Docket No. 07-0003

    Monson Selectman James Manning fined $2,000 for using his position to secure a police department firearm from Police Chief Joseph Rebello.
  • Mara, Francis G. Docket No. 492

    A state representative found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) and section 23(b)(3) by accepting gratuities and a dinner for himself and his wife from lobbyists.
  • Marchand, Francis Docket No. 07-0026

    Westborough State Hospital Director of Maintenance violated G.L. c. 268A, 23(b)(3) when he did not disclose that a candidate for a job opening was his brother in law.
  • Marchesi, John Public Education Letter

    A city employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 23(b)(2) for utilizing city employees to perform typing services for a non-profit unincorporated organization for which he served as state commissioner.
  • Marinelli, Linda Public Education Letter

    A former chair of the board of selectmen found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 23(b)(2) for participating in her daughter's application for a taxi license.
  • Marshall, Clifford H. Public Education Letter

    A county sheriff found to have violated G.L . c. 268A, s. 23(b)(3) for combining official swearing-in ceremonies for deputy sheriffs with political campaign fundraising events. Section 23(b)(3) prohibits public officials from using their official positions to obtain unwarranted privileges of substantial value not properly available to similarly situated individuals.
  • Marshall, Clifford Docket No. 408

    Norfolk County Sheriff Clifford Marshall was fined for improper use of a credit card and also for appointing his sons as deputy sheriffs.
  • Martin, Brian J. Docket No. 597

    Lowell City Manager Brian Martin fined $1,750 for awarding a contract to a company owned by two friends.
  • Martin, Scott Docket No. 09-0001

    The Commission found that the Petitioner did not prove by a preponderance of the evidence that Martin, the Chairman of the Town of Rowley Board of Water Commissioners, violated G. L. c. 268A, sections 23(b)(2) and 23(b)(3) by receiving free transportation from two employees of the Rowley Water Department.
  • Massa, John Public Education Letter

    Lynn Health Inspector John Massa cited for inspecting property managed by businesses for which he regularly served papers as a constable.
  • May, David E. Docket No. 213

    A Selectman violated the conflict law by participating in approval of a contract between the town and his wife's employees' union and by taking action as a selectman and as an electric light department commissioner on behalf of his son.
  • Mazareas, James Docket No. 607

    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that Lynn School Superintendent James Mazareas violated the conflict law by making personnel decisions about his wife.
  • Mazzarella, Dean Docket No. 12-0016

    The Leominster Mayor violated G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, by directing a subordinate to rehabilitate the property of an elderly friend using community development block grant funds without following standard procedure, and by failing to disclose his personal relationship with the property owner. 

  • Mazzilli, Frank R. Docket No. 552

    Former Carver, Marion, Wareham Regional Landfill Committee chairman Frank Mazzilli was fined $7,500 for representing a private tenant in matters involving the landfill operators.
  • McCarthy, Stephen Docket No. 11-0004

    West Bridgewater Board of Assessors Chairman violated G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, by improperly approving and processing a property tax abatement application submitted by friends.
  • McCormack, Michael Docket No. 424

    Dukes County Special Sheriff Michael McCormack fined $6,000 for scheduling himself to work paid court-officer shifts during times when he was scheduled to work in the county jail. 

  • McDonough, Richard Docket No. 11-0017

    The State Ethics Commission approved a Joint Motion to Dismiss the Proceedings in the adjudicatory matters involving Merrimack Special Education Collaborative employees John Barranco and Richard W. McDonough.  Both adjudicatory proceedings were initiated in August 2011 by the Commission’s Enforcement Division filing Orders to Show Cause formally alleging that Barranco and McDonough violated G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law. 

  • McGrath, Walter R. Docket No. 708

    Stow Planning Board member violated G. L. c. 268A, section 19 by participating in a matter where he had a financial interest.
  • McKinnon, Richard Docket No. 11-0007

    Middlesex Sheriff's Office corrections officer assigned to the Billerica House of Corrections, Officer Richard McKinnon admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, by using public resources in connection with a political fundraiser.
  • McLean, William G. Docket No. 143

    Member of the Woburn Golf and Ski Authority and Director and Officer of the Woburn Golf and Social Club was found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 19, 20 and 23(a).
  • Michael, George A. Docket No. 137

    Dept. of Public Health employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 3(b), 6, 23(d), (e) and (f) and G.L. c. 268B, s. 7.
  • Melanson, Norman Docket No. 600

    Leominster Assessor Norman Melanson fined $500 for accepting the loan of a $1,000 computer from a vendor with a contract with the Assessing Department.
  • Moore, Elizabeth Docket No. 11-0014

    The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Marblehead Veterans Middle School Principal Elizabeth Moore admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, by hiring the spouse of a school committee member to a half-time teaching position without following standard procedures.
  • Morley, Hugh Joseph Docket No. 714

    Braintree Electric Light Electrical Engineer violated 23(b)(2) received unwarranted privilege.
  • Murphy, Edward M. Public Education Letter

    Health and Education Facilities Executive Director Edward M. Murphy issued a Public Enforcement Letter for accepting illegal gratuities from Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Murphy, Peter Docket No. 06-0026

    Springfield License Commission member Peter Murphy fined $1,000 for receiving gift certificates from the owner and manager of Kappy's Liquors in Springfield.
  • Murphy, Patrick Docket No. 617

    A former school department deputy superintendent found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 23(b)(2) by having school department employees assist his daughter in writing papers for her college English class.
  • Najemy, George Docket No. 264

    City of Worcester Law Department employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 19 by directing the Worcester city treasurer's office to deposit the insurance proceeds on property which he owned. The Commission found that the Respondent's conduct did not violate G.L. c. 268A, s. 23.
  • Nelson, David R. Public Education Letter

    A county sheriff found to have violated G.L . c. 268A, sections 23(b)(2) and 23(b)(3) for allowing several of his senior correction officers to solicit their subordinates for contributions to his political campaign.
  • Nelson, George Public Education Letter

    The Commission rules that a request by Wellesley Police officer George Nelson's request for "consideration," or dismissal, of traffic citations based on the violator's personal connection with a police officer violated the conflict of interest law.

  • Newcomb, Reginald Docket No. 09-0002

    Former Rockland Planning Board member Reginald Newcomb fined $5,000 for repeatedly representing his realty trust before the Planning Board and for attempting to recover a document from his Planning Board file to gain constructive approval of an application.
  • Newton, Wayne Docket No. 483

    A former fire chief found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 23(b)(3) for awarding a town contract to a selectman, who annually votes on his reappointment as fire chief, and with whom he had an ongoing business relationship.
  • Nicolo, Diego Docket No. 07-0034

    North Reading municipal employee violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 23(b)(2) and 17a by using his official position for private gain.
  • O'Brien, John Docket No. 12-0013

    Former Melrose Fire Chief John O'Brien violated the conflict of interest law by accepting Boston Bruins tickets from Cataldo Ambulance Services, Inc., the emergency medical services provider for Melrose.

  • O'Brien, Robert J. Docket No. 198

    Chairman of the Holyoke Water Commission, violated G.L. c. 268A by using employees of the Holyoke Water Department to perform repair work on his home during working hours.
  • Parisella, Ralph Docket No. 535

    A member of a licensing board found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 23 for knowingly, or with reason to know, acting in a manner which would cause a reasonable person, having knowledge of the relevant circumstances, to conclude that any person can improperly influence or unduly enjoy his favor in the performance of his official duties, or that he is likely to act or fail to act as a result of kinship, rank, position or undue influence of any party or person.
  • Pepoli, Bethann Docket No. 09-0014

    Former state information technology division acting chief information officer fined $3,000 for soliciiting a sponsorship for a golf outing from a bidder seeking a state contract from the information technology division.
  • Pezzella, Paul Docket No. 419

    Paul Pezzella, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Dukakis Administration, fined $5,000 for taking private and public actions on behalf of Worcester developer Angelo Scola in connection with a publicly funded development project, while accepting a $9,000 down payment on a condominium from Scola along with fees and free legal services.

  • Piatelli, Theresa Lord Docket No. 07-0013

    Municipal employee violated section 17 (c) by acting as a private attorney for a family member in a matter in which the public entity had a financial interest in the outcome of a plea bargain. Also violated section 23(b)(2) by using public position to gain an unwarranted privilege.
  • Picano, Louis, Docket No., 10-0016

    The Commission determined that Lynn Board of Health Inspector Louis Picano repeatedly violated the conflict of interest law, G.L. c. 268A, sections 20 and 23(b)(3) by also performing constable duties as an appointed city constable.
  • Pierce, Richard Docket No. 12-0004

    Former Attleboro Police Chief Richard Pierce violated sections 19 and 23(b)(2)(ii) of the conflict of interest law by participating in an internal investigation involving his police officer son.

  • Poley, Philip Docket No. 13-0007

    Former MassHealth Chief Operating Officer Philip Poley pays $25,000 civil penalty for violating conflict of interest law by negotiating for a job with a company while working on a MassHealth/UMass project on which he was soliciting the company's involvement. 

  • Pollard, Sharon Docket No. 07-0010

    Methuen Mayor Sharon Pollard fined $4,000 for funneling $200,000 in mitigation funds to a non-profit she co-founded.
  • Pottle, Donald S., Docket No. 191

    The director of a state training program violated s. 4 of the conflict of interest law by accepting pay from private firms for conducting private training sessions which were nearly identical to those offered by the state. The employee also violated several of the Standards of Conduct contained in Section 23 by accepting his state salary for time during which he was also paid by the private firm and by directing interested persons and firms who had contacted him about the state program to the private training courses. By the terms of the Disposition Agreement, the employee agreed to pay a total of $6,500 in fines and damages for these violations.
  • Rankow, Norman Docket No. 12-0012

    Former Edgartown Dredge Advisory Committee Chairman Norman Rankow violated the conflict of interest law by directing town employees to dredge the area around his private clients' dock without first obtaining required town, state and federal permits.

  • Rapoza, Steven and Romano, James Docket Nos. 698 and 699

    Two Berkley Board of Health members were alleged to have violated M.G. L. c. 268 A section 23(b)(2), the case was dismissed.
  • Rebello, Joseph Docket No. 07-0004

    Monson Police Chief Joseph Rebello fined $1,000 for improperly providing a police department firearm to Monson Selectman James Manning.
  • Reynolds, Adelle Docket No. 647

    A former zoning board of appeals member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 19 for participating in a zoning board of appeals decision regarding land abutting her property.
  • Ricci, Heidi Docket No. 11-0008

    Middlesex Sheriff's Office corrections officer assigned to the Billerica House of Corrections, Officer Heidi Ricci admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, by using public resources in connection with a political fundraiser.
  • Richards, III, Lowell L. Docket No. 251

    Collector Treasurer of the City of Boston and City Parking Clerk fined for dismissing parking tickets owed by the daughter of Speaker Thomas McGee, on a car registered in her name.
  • Riley, Eugene P. Docket No. 252

    Executive Director of the Massachusetts Foreign Business Council fined for violating G.L. c. 268A, section 23.
  • Riley, Thomas E., Jr., Riley, P.J. & Company and Roth, Taylor Docket Nos., 08-0008, 0009, 0010

    The Ethics Commission issued a Decision and Order dismissing its cases alleging violations of the conflict of interest law by P.J. Riley & Co. and its executive vice president, Thomas Riley. The Commission, in its D&O, also dismissed one allegation regarding senior inspector for the state Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gasfitters Taylor Roth, but is continuing to proceed on other allegations against Roth.
  • Rivera, Mark Docket No., 10-0009

    A former Lawrence School Department Urban Affairs Liaison and Special Assistant to the School Superintendent, violated G.L. c. 268A, section 23 (b)(2) by using his position to obtain an uwarranted privilege of substantial value.
  • Robinson, Lee Docket No. 525

    A former selectman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 23(b)(2) for using or attempting to use his position to obtain an unwarranted privilege of substantial value.
  • Roeder, Harold Docket No. 08-0003

    Georgetown Fire Chief Harold Roeder fined $1,500 for participating in matters affecting his private business.
  • Rogers, Raymund Public Education Letter

    The Commission found reasonable cause to believe that West Bridgewater Police Lieutenant Raymund Rogers violated the code of conduct section of M.G.L. c. 268A, the state's conflict of interest law, by asking a subordinate to provide private transportation for Rogers' family members.
  • Rosario, John J. Docket No. 261

    The Commission concludes that Mr.Rosario's conduct violated the conflict of interest law but that nomonetary sanction is warranted under the circumstances.
  • Ross, Michael Docket No. 07-0002

    Boston City Councilor Michael Ross fined $2,000 for abusing his parking privileges by having parking tickets administratively dismissed.
  • Roth, Taylor Docket No. 08-0010

    Based on our assessment of the credibility of the witnesses, we conclude that Petitioner has not proved by a preponderance of the evidence that Roth violated G. L. c. 268A, sections 23(b)(2) and 23(b)(3), as alleged.
  • Rowan, Daniel Docket No. 10-0002

    A public employee who had a business relationship with a vendor within his regulatory jurisdiction violated the conflict of interest law sections 23(b)(2) and 23 (b)(3) by not filing a disclosure before having a private business dealing with the vendor that was initiated by the public employee not the vendor.
  • Rowan, Daniel Docket No. 10-0002

    The Commission grants the Joint Motion. The Disposition Agreement is approved. Respondent's tendered payment of the $1,500 civil penalty for violating G. L. c. 268A, § 23(b)(2) and § 23(b)(3) is accepted. Commission Adjudicatory Docket No.10-0002, In the Matter of Daniel Rowan, is dismissed.
  • Ruberto, James M. and Duquette, Daniel Docket No. 08-0014

    The Commission concluded that Pittsfield Mayor James M. Ruberto and Daniel Duquette each violated G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, in connection with Duquette's sale of 2004 World Series tickets to Ruberto.