• Ackerley Communications of Massachusetts, Inc., Docket No. 406

    Ackerley Communications of Massachusetts, Inc., fined $500 for illegally giving five Boston Bruins skybox tickets to a state representative.

  • Antonelli, Sr., Rocco J. Docket No. 148

    Treasurer of Middlesex County found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 23(e) for his dealings with the Capitol Bank, U.S. Trust and Suffolk Franklin Bank.
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts Docket No. 548

    Associated Industries of Massachusetts provided illegal gratuities to legislators.
  • Barnes, James Docket No. 685

    James Barnes fined $2,000 for offering an illegal gratuity to a state Division of Occupational Safety employee.
  • Bauer, Wolfgang Docket No. 538

    Franklin Town Administrator Wolfgang Bauer accepted reduced apartment rental from developers Patrick Marguerite and Francis Molla.
  • Berlucchi, Stephen Docket No. 502

    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) for accepting food, drinks, entertainment and overnight hotel accommodations from a private company.
  • Besso, Donald Docket No. 669

    Ethics Commission finds that Wareham resident Donald Besso did not provide an illegal gratuity to Wareham Zoning Board of Appeals member David Boucher when Besso provided a $100 gift certificate to Boucher.
  • Boyle, James Public Education Letter

    A school committee member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3 by accepting free travel from a private company that the city subsequently entered into a contract with.
  • Bump, Suzanne M. Docket No. 485

    A state representative found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) for accepting dinner and theater tickets for herself and her husband from a private business. Section 3(b) prohibits public employees, including state legislators, from accepting anything worth more than $50 which is given to them "for or because of official act ... performed or to be performed" by such employees.
  • Burke, John P. Public Education Letter

    A state senator found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3 for receiving a rifle from a private business.
  • Burke, Jr., William A. Docket No. 282

    An employee of the Department of Revenue violates sections 4(a) and 4(c) of Chapter 268A by serving on a local Board of Assessors. Sections 4(a) and 4(c) prohibit a state employee from receiving compensation from or acting as agent or attorney for anyone other than the state in relation to matters of direct and substantial interest to the state. No sanctions or penalties were imposed in this case because the employee resigned from the Board of Assessors.
  • Byrne, James Docket No. 05-0006

    Construction Monitoring Services, Inc. owner James Byrne fined $2,000 for offering a ski trip to an Old Rochester Regional School District employee who oversaw Byrne's work in connection with a school construction project.
  • Calo, Robert Docket No. 504

    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) for accepting food, drinks, entertainment and overnight hotel accommodations from a private company.
  • Cass, William F., Docket No. 489

    A state representative found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) for accepting gratuities. Section 3(b) prohibits public employees, including state legislators, from accepting anything worth more than $50 which is given to them "for or because of official act ... performed or to be performed" by such employees.
  • Cataldo, Robert, Docket No. 550

    Business consultant Robert Cataldo provided illegal gratuities to a legislator
  • The Choate Group, Docket No. 549

    The Choate Group provided illegal gratuities to legislators.
  • Connery, James F., Docket No. 285

    An employee of the Department of Revenue violates section 4(a) and 4(c) of Chapter 268A by serving on a local Board of Assessors. Sections 4(a) and 4(c) prohibit a state employee from receiving compensation from or acting as agent or attorney for anyone other than the state in relation to matters of direct and substantial interest to the state. No sanctions or penalties were imposed in this case because the employee resigned from the Board of Assessors.
  • Corso, Carol, Public Enforcement Letter 90-5

    Haverill Council on Aging Director Carol Corso may have violated the conflict of interest law by accepting discounted familiarization trips from travel agencies working with the COA.

  • Cox, John F. Docket No. 493

    A state representative found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) and section 23(b)(3) for accepting gratuities and accepting a dinner for himself and his wife from lobbyists. Section 3(b) prohibits public employees, including state legislators, from accepting anything worth more than $50 which is given to them "for or because of official act ... performed or to be performed" by such employees.
  • Deleire, John A. Docket No. 289

    In separate disposition agreements with John DeLeire, James Connery and Adam DiPasquale, three fire and police officials from Revere, and Ogden Suffolk Downs, Inc. and Northeast Theater Corporation, two corporations conducting business in Revere, the Commission ended long-standing employment arrangements that violate the conflict of interest law. According to the disposition agreements, the police and fire chiefs violated the conflict of interest law inasmuch as they were employed and paid by the private corporations to perform functions that fell within their official municipal responsibility and for which they were already paid through receipt of their government salaries.
  • Dunnet, John Docket No. 12-0009

    Former CBE Holding, LLC salesman violated section 3(a) by paying a state employee from his own personal bank account in an attempt to influence a contract decision in his favor.

  • 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.
  • Emilio, Frank A. Docket No. 486

    A state representative was found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) for accepting gratuities.
  • EUA Cogenex Docket No. 453

    An emergency management company found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3 by offering and providing entertainment to public officials in an effort to engender good will.
  • Fitzgerald, Kevin, Public Education Letter 92-1

    The Commission finds reasonable cause to believe that State Representative Kevin Fitzgerald and his administrative assistant, Patricia McDermott, violated the state's Conflict of Interest Law by inheriting nearly $400,000 from so-called "bag lady" Mary Guzelian, who had received services through Fitzgerald's office.

  • In the Matter of Charles Flaherty, Docket No. 397

    Speaker of the House cited for violating section 3 for accepting a gift of Boston Celtics box-seat tickets from an advertising company whose operations could be affected by pending legislature. 

  • In the Matter of Charles Flaherty, Docket No. 547

    Representative Charles Flaherty, House Speaker, accepted illegal gratuities from persons with interests in legislation in violation of section 3.
  • Flanagan, James Docket No. 518

    Turnpike Authority employee James Flanagan accepted free entertainment and hotel accommodations from Turnpike Authority vendor Middlesex Paving Company, and failed to disclose the purchase of a used car from construction company, Petruzzi and Forrester, another Turnpike Authority vendor.
  • Flynn, Peter Y. Docket No. 422

    Plymouth County Sheriff Peter Y. Flynn fined $2,000 and ordered to pay $1,249.13 in restitution to a corporation formed to support his civil process-serving deputies after using a "company" credit card on personal expenses.