• Shemeth, III, William R., Docket No. 595

    Spencer Selectman William Shemeth, III fined $500 and forfeited $485.60 to the town for representing a law client in a matter in which the town was a party.
  • Simches, Richard B., Docket No. 133

    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.
  • Smith, Bernard J. Docket No. 130

    Nurse Recruiter for the Dept. of Public Health fined for violations of G.L. c. 268A, sections 4, 6 and 23.
  • Sommer, Donald Docket No. 266

    A regional special education director for the state Department of Education acknowledged he violated sections 4(c) and 23(12)(3) of G.L. c. 268A in connection with the establishment of a special education school.
  • Speranza, Jack, Docket No. 07-0018

    The Commission vacated a reasonable cause finding and dismissed the adjudicatory matter involving Hopkinton Community Preservation Committee member Jack Speranza in connection with Speranze representing town residents in challenging the town's purchase of property for open space.
  • Stone, John R. Jr., Docket No. 364

    A board of health member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 by condemning a building and subsequently being hired to do the repair work on it.
  • Sullivan, Paul H., Docket No. 319

    A selectman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 by representing a local development firm in a matter of direct and substantial interest to his town.
  • Sullivan, Robert P., Docket No. 320

    A planning board member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 by representing a development corporation on which he was the president and 50% owner before the planning board.
  • Sullivan, William, Docket No. 06-0021

    Former Oak Bluffs Zoning Board of Appeals member William Sullivan fined $3,000 and forfeited $600 for representing private clients before the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Tetreault, Michael A.,Docket No. 604

    Mendon Board of Health member fined $15,000 for performing septic work pursuant to septic permits issued by the Board of Health.
  • Thompson, Allin P., Docket No. 571

    Harwich Selectman Allin Thompson fined $1,000 for representing his sister and brother-in-law in a property transaction involving the town.
  • Thompson, James V., Docket No. 336

    A town counsel found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 by representing his private development company before the planning board in a request for a zoning change.
  • Tortorici, Walter, Docket No. 07-0031

    Medfield Building Inspector violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 17c and 17a by acting as agent for others where the town had a substantial interest.
  • Townsend, Jr., Erland S., Docket No. 314

    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.
  • Truehart, Paul Docket No. 10-0025

    The Ethics Commission has approved a Disposition Agreement in which Southampton Board of Health member Paul Truehart admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, section 17 of the conflict of interest law.
  • Truehart, Paul Final Order

    The Ethics Commission concluded the adjudicatory matter involving former Southampton Board of Health member Paul Truehart by approving a Disposition Agreement in which Truehart admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, section 17, and by dismissing the adjudicatory hearing.
  • Turner, William E. Jr., Docket No. 356

    The zoning board of appeals chairman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 by acting as agent for a real estate trust for which he was a trustee and by asking the zoning board to grant permits for that trust.
  • Vallianos, Peter, Docket No. 645

    A former zoning board of appeals member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for participating in a zoning board of appeals decision regarding land abutting his property.
  • In the Matter of Kenneth Walley, Docket No. 649

    Revere Assistant Electrical Inspector Kenneth Walley entered into a disposition agreement in which he paid a $2,500 civil penalty for violating sections 17 (a) and (c) and 19 for performing private electrical work in the city and conducting inspections of the work as assistant electrical inspector.  
  • Weissman, Mark Docket No. 08-0019

    State Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission member Mark Weissman fined $2,500 for participating in matters affecting a private client and for being compensated by that client for work in connection with matters in which he participated as a state employee.
  • Willauer, William Docket No. 11-0019

    The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which a Nantucket Board of Selectmen member admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, on several occasions by voting to award contracts to the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention and to the Family & Children’s Services of Nantucket County, Inc., doing business as Nantucket Behavioral Health Services, Inc. During the relevant time period, he was a member of the board of directors of ASAP, and he was the President of BHS.
  • Zora, Joseph Jr. & Sr., Docket Nos. 350, 351

    A selectman and a conservation commission member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 by appearing before the conservation commission on behalf of their family-owned developing business.
  • Zwingelstein, Louis, Docket No. 546

    Sheffield Conservation Commission member Louis Zwingelstein participated in approving a determination of applicability and notice of intent for an applicant knowing his business would then work privately in connection with the applications.