• 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

    Division of Insurance Facilities Governing Board member Richard Simches violated sections 4(a) and 4(c) by representing private insurance interests before the state.
  • Smith, Bernard J., Docket No. 130

    Department of Public Health Nurse Recruiter Bernard Smith violated sections 4, 6 and 23 of the conflict of interest law by being paid by a private company as a nurse recruiter at the same time he was working as a nurse recruiter for DPH, and also by, on behalf of DPH, contracting with the private company to rent space at job fairs where he was also working for the private company.
  • Sommer, Donald Docket No. 266

    Department of Education Regional Special Education Director Donald Sommer violated sections 4(c) and 23(b)(3) 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

    Town of Gill Board of Health member John R. Stone, Jr. violated section 17 by condemning a building and subsequently being hired to do the repair work on it.
  • Sullivan, Paul H., Docket No. 319

    Tewksbury Selectman Paul H. Sullivan violated 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

    Oak Bluffs Zoning Board of Appeals member William Sullivan paid a $3,000 civil penalty and a $600 forfeiture for violating section 17 by 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

    Swampscott Conservation Commission chair Erland Townsend, Jr. violated sections 17(a) and (c) by being paid by a private party, and by representing a developer before town departments in connection with a development application that was subject to ConCom review.
  • Truehart, Paul Docket No. 10-0025

    Southampton Board of Health member Paul Truehart violated section 17.
  • Truehart, Paul Docket No. 10-0025

    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.
  • Walley, Kenneth 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 paid a $2,500 civil penalty 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 William Willauer 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.