• Abrams, Hal, Docket No. 663

    Former Boston Inspectional Services Inspector Hal Abrams fined $2,000 and forfeited $440 for acting as an agent for and receiving compensation from a private employer in connection with matters in which the city had an interest.
  • Adamson, Randy, Docket No. 07-0037

    Revere Sewer Foreman Randy Adamson fined $8,000 for performing private water and sewer work in the city and for paying bribes to Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund General Manager Joseph Maglione to secure permits to do the work.
  • Bagni, Sr., William L., Docket No. 124

    Mass. Dept. of Public Utilities Inspector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 4 and 23.
  • Barletta, Vincent D., PEL 96-1

    A president of a private company found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17(b) by providing compensation to a zoning board of appeals member in relation to a particular matter in which the town was a party or had a direct and substantial interests.
  • Bernard, Paul A. Docket No. 284

    Freetown Planning Board member acknowledged he violated section 17 of G.L. c. 268A when, in his private capacity as a real estate broker, he represented private clients before his own board. Bernard agreed he also violated section 19 of G.L. c. 268A when he took steps, as a board member, to further the goals of two development proposals in which he, as a real estate broker, had a financial interest.
  • Bernstein, Susan P., Docket No. 674

    Framingham Planning Board member Susan Bernstein was fined $2,000 for representing a client before the Board of Selectmen on a request that town meeting approve rezoning the client's property.
  • Beukema, John, Docket No. 531

    John Beukema, a former member of the Douglas Zoning Board of Appeals, fined $1,000 for violating G.L. c. 268A, section 17(a) and section 17(c) by acting as an agent for a private developer before the ZBA.  
  • Bingham, G. Shepard, Docket No 250

    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.
  • Briggs, Sherman E. Docket No. 13-0006

    Marion Conservation Commission member cited for conflict of interest law violations after being paid to perform excavation work at a private school after participating, as a ConCom member, in approving the project.

  • Callahan, Francis P. Docket No. 653

    Ayer Commissioner of Trust Funds violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by investing $90,000 of the trust funds' money with New England Securities, the licensed broker/dealer of securities for his employer, New England Financial.
  • Cataldo, Edward Docket No. 07-0020

    Leominster Director of Inspections Edward Cataldo fined $3,000 and forfeited $300 for advertising his energy code audit business at the inspections office, receiving compensation from clients for performing energy code audit work that was then submitted with building permit applications, and for reviewing his energy code audit work along with building permit applications.
  • Cislak, Thomas E., Docket No. 06-0019

    Ludlow Board of Public Works member Thomas Cislak fined $3,000 and forfeited $2,400 for doing paving work and receiving compensation for paving work requiring a permit from his own board.
  • Cokinos, Paul, Docket No. 07-0021

    Developer Paul Cokinos fined $2,000 for compensating Rockland Conservation Commissioner member Kenneth Karlson to perform excavation work on a project in Rockland that was reviewed by the Conservation Commission.
  • Cole, Michael, Docket No. 10-0020

    The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Town of Eastham Planning Board member Michael Cole admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, §§ 17(a) and (c). Pursuant to the Agreement, Cole paid a $2,000 civil penalty.
  • Crossman, David Docket No. 442

    A former member and chair of a conservation commission found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17(a), section 18(a), section 19 and section 23(b)(3) for his private consulting work in connection with the state's Wetland Protection Act.
  • Daigle, Valorie, Docket No. 09-0013

    Former Board of Health Agent who is also a registered sanitarian violated sections 17 (a) and 17 (c) by designing and then giving a stamp of approval to septic system design plans.
  • Deschenes, Douglas C. Docket No. 06-0002

    Westford Affordable Housing Committee member was fined $5,000 and forfeited $3,862 for representing clients before the AHC.
  • Devlin, William J., PEL 99-2

    Springfield Historical Commissioner William Devlin cited for drafting plans for clients that were subsequently submitted to the Historical Commission.
  • DeWald, John Docket No. 06-0012

    Rockland Finance Committee member John DeWald fined $2,000 for using his position and contacting the town's tax title attorney on behalf of a friend to persuade the tax title attorney to settle a tax foreclosure matter.
  • Dias, Joao M., Docket No. 439

    A planning board member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 by representing clients of his private practice law firm before the planning board.
  • In the Matter of Joseph C. Doyle, Docket No. 109

    The Commission imposed a $250 civil penalty on House of Representatives employee Joseph Doyle for violating section 4(c) of Chapter 268A by representing the private Jamaica Plain Community Development Foundation in connection with securing state contracts.  
  • duBois, Pine Docket No. 13-0001

    Kingston Community Preservation Committee member Pine duBois fined $2,500 for violating the conflict of interest law, by advocating, in her capacity as the unpaid president of the non-profit Jones River Landing Environmental Heritage Center, for $75,000 in CPC funds to restore two boat sheds located on Jones River Landing property.

  • Egan, Robert Docket No. 352

    A zoning board of appeals member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 and section 18 for representing a private client before the ZBA while he served on the zoning board.
  • Farretta, Patrick D., PEL 87-3

    A housing inspector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 by acting as an agent for a private party in connection with a matter in which the city had an interest.
  • Fisher, Charles Docket No. 12-0010

    Somerset Board of Water and Sewer Commission member violated the conflict of interest law by being privately compensated for performing work requiring the Board of Water and Sewer Commission approval.