• Manzella, Robert, Docket No. 648

    A former zoning board of appeals member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 for participating in a zoning board of appeals decision regarding land abutting his property.
  • Martin, Frank. PEL 99-4

    Lawrence firefighter Frank Martin cited for securing permits and receiving compensation in connection with removing underground fuel tanks, which work is permitted by the fire department.
  • Martin, John K., Docket No. 655

    The Commission issued a Disposition Agreement in which MassHighway civil engineer John K. Martin of Watertown admitted violating the conflict law by doing engineering work for Adesta Communications involving state permits to lay fiber optic cable on state property.
  • Martin, Michael, Docket No. 170

    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.
  • 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.
  • McClure, Richard Docket No. 12-0011

    Ethics Commission finds that former Chelmsford Planning Board member Richard McClure violated the conflict of interest law by representing private individuals in two lawsuits in which the Town of Chelmsford was an interested party.

  • McKinnon, Robert S. Docket No. 601

    State Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gasfitters member fined for participating in matters involving his private employer, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, and for representing Stop & Shop before his board.
  • Molloy, Julie

    Sandwich Planning Board member Julie Molloy fined $1,300 and forfeited $1,700 for receiving compensation and representing a private client before the Zoning Board of Appeals in connection with an application that was reviewed by the Planning Board.
  • Mullen, Kevin, Docket No. 441

    A former state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 4(a) through a scheme in which he "sold" the preparation and filing services of a third person to five businesses required to file tariff scheduled with his agency, then prepared and filed the tariff schedules himself.
  • Murray, James, Docket No. 07-0033

    North Reading water department. employee violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17a by using his official position for private gain.
  • 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.
  • Nelson, Phillip S., Docket No. 605

    Randolph Landscape Review Board member Phillip Nelson fined $1,750 for representing clients before the LRB.
  • Newcomb, Thomas, Docket No. 281

    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.
  • 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.
  • Nieski, Martin, Docket No. 570

    Dudley Selectman Martin Nieski fined $250 for representing his wife's company before the Board of Selectmen.
  • Nutter, Benjamin, Docket No. 508

    A member of a historical commission found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17(c) by representing private clients before the historical commission.
  • Oser, Patrick J., Docket No. 611

    A building contractor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17(b) for paying a municipal employee to help prepare payment requisitions to the city.
  • Palazzola, Olimpia

    Former Gloucester School Committee member Olimpia Palazzola fined $2,000 for intervening in school department matters involving her school teacher son.
  • Pearson, William P. Docket No. 533

    A member of a water commission found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 and section 19 for participating in particular matters in which he had a financial interest.
  • 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.

  • Phinney, David L., Docket No. 612

    A former municipal employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 2(b) for soliciting bribes for herself and a friend from a contractor seeking work from the city.
  • 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.
  • Plante, Curtis, Docket No. 10-0015

    Bolton Board of Selectmen member, Curtis Plante, fined $10,000 for violating G.L. c. 268A, sections17(a), 17(c) and 20.
  • 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.
  • Quirk, Jr., James H., Docket No. 556

    Commission dismissed adjudicatory hearing involving Yarmouth Conservation Commission member James Quirk based on a statute of limitations issue. The Enforcement Division had alleged that Quirk violated the conflict of interest law by receiving compensation from property owners in connection with a damages lawsuit against the town.
  • Rainville, Lucien, Docket No. 593

    Blackstone part-time call firefighter Lucien Rainville fined $500 for representing his private company in connection with a contract to refurbish a town ambulance.
  • Reed, Mark P., Docket No. 563

    Southampton Conservation Commission member Mark Reed fin $1,500 for representing four clients before the Conservation Commission.
  • Reynolds, Richard L., Docket No. 326

    A former selectman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, § 17 by acting as the agent of a family trust before the town's planning board in connection with a subdivision plan.
  • Ryan, Patrick, Docket No. 174

    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.