• Amorello, Matthew Docket No. 07-0032

    Former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Chairman Matthew Amorello fined $2,000 for participating in revising the Turnpike Authority's sick leave buyback policy while having a financial interest in the policy change.
  • Anderson, Joan Docket No. 09-0005

    Westminster Conservation Commission member Joan Anderson fined $2,000 for participating in matters in which she and her husband had financial interests, and for participating in matters affecting businesses with whom she and her husband had business dealings.
  • In the Matter of Peter Arlos, Docket No. 05-0004

    Former Berkshire County Treasurer Peter Arlos fined $1,000 and forfeited $1,200 for voting as a Berkshire County Retirement Board member to increase his own salary.
  • Auty, J. Martin Docket No. 569

    Mendon police officer J. Martin Auty fined $500 for participating in hiring his stepdaughter.
  • Aylmer, John F. Public Enforcement Letter 90-7

    The State Ethics Commission issued a Public Enforcement Letter to Massachusetts Maritime Academy President John F. Aylmer in connection with his taking personal friends and family members on two Academy training cruises as "observers."

  • Baez, Priscilla Docket No. 10-0006

    School Committee member voted on two occasions to approve the creation of the Special Assistant position and, at the time of such votes, knew that the superintendent planned to appoint her brother to the new position, and that the new position would include a pay increase.
  • Baj, Frank Docket No. 334

    A former building inspector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for issuing permits for new construction work when he had been hired in his private capacity to do the work.
  • Baldwin, Charles O. Docket No. 383

    Swansea Planning Board member fined $6,000 for violating the conflict of interest law by participating in matters that affected two private companies in which he had a financial interest.

  • Banks, Rudy Docket No. 447

    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 by acting as a board member on a variance application when he knew his son would be working on a plumbing project for which the variance was needed.
  • Bates, Stanley Docket No. 480

    A police chief found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for awarding town contracts to his son or to a company wholly owned and operated by his son.
  • Bayko, Andrew Docket No. 139

    Municipal Wiring Inspector who also performed private electrical work in town, found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 19, 23(d) and 23(e).
  • Baylis, Robert Docket No. 07-0014

    Lancaster Board of Health member Robert Baylis was fined $2,000 and forfeited $1,800 for awarding a contract to mow the landfill, and then mowing the landfill and receiving payment for the work.
  • Beaudry, Francis H. Docket No. 551

    Warren Selectman Francis Beaudry participated in wage issue that affected the financial interests of his wife's brother.
  • In the Matter of Marc Becker, Marc Docket No. 06-0023

    Webster Planning Board member Marc Becker fined $4,000 for endorsing "approval not required" plans for two properties for which he served as the listing real estate broker.
  • 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.
  • Bossi, Ruthanne Docket No. 652

    The Commission fined former Billerica Building Inspector Ruthanne Bossi $10,000 for violating the state's conflict of interest law by reviewing and approving permit applications submitted by her brother, George Allen, a Billerica developer.
  • Brawley, Henry A. Docket No. 152

    A municipal employee violated sections 23(a) and 19 by, in his private capacity, performing surveying work for a firm under contract with his own municipal agency and by participating in the agency's decisions (e.g., change orders), regarding that same firm.
  • Brennan, Maureen Docket No. 08-0002

    Marlboro Department of Community Development Finance Assistant Maureen Brennan fined $5,000 for participating in a rehabilitation loan application filed by her fiance-then husband.
  • Brewer, Walter Docket No. 338

    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 by participating in a matter that affected his children's financial interest.
  • 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.

  • Brougham, Harry L. Docket No. 586

    Municipal Water District Commission member admitted to violating the conflict of interest law by participating in approving payments to a vendor company owned by his son.
  • Bukowski, Paulin J. Docket No. 577

    Municipal Plumbing and Gas Inspector fined $1,500 for inspecting his brother's work.
  • Burgess, Richard Docket No. 417

    A real estate agent and planning board member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by acting as a planning board member of plans for properties that were sold by him or his private sector employer.
  • Burgmann, Robert Docket No. 462

    A former planning board chair found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for sending an official memorandum to the town's board of health asking them to require that a local developer install a nitrate reducing septic system designed by a company that he worked for and partially owned.
  • Bush, Elaine, Docket No. 530

    Millbury Athletic Director Elaine Bush violated section 19 by participating in interviewing candidates for the position of high school girls basketball coach and forwarding the list of candidates to the school superintendent.  Bush's daughter was one of the candidates for the job, and she was subsequently hired for the position by the superintendent.

  • Butters, William, Docket No. 450

    A selectman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by participating in matters that affected his firefighter son's financial interests, and in liquor license matters in which he himself had a financial interest.
  • Cabral, Francisco Docket No. 677

    Former Fall River Wiring Inspector Francisco Cabral fined $750 for inspecting his son's electrical work.
  • Caissie, Jennie Public Education Letter

    Municipal Selectman cited for participating in permitting a fruit stand business that competed with her family's fruit stand business.
  • Caliri, Michael A. Docket No. 613

    A municipal school department director of maintenance and custodial services violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19, 23(b)(2) and(b)(3) for seeking and receiving services from subordinates and a school department vendor in connection with the construction of his new home, and for supervising his brother.
  • 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.
  • In the Matter of Eileen Campanini, Docket No. 705

    Bridgewater Zoning Board of Appeals member violated section 19 when she participated in a matter where she had a financial interest.
  • Capman, Mary Docket No. 11-09

    Former Gardner Golf Commission member admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by not filing a disclosure regarding the financial interest of a family member prior to facilitating a financial gain for that family member through her position.
  • Cassidy, Peter J. Docket No. 333

    A police chief found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by recommending four of his sons to positions on the policy force.
  • 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.
  • Cellucci, Joseph D. Docket No. 335

    A city employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by attempting to control jurisdiction over inspection and enforcement of the state's sanitation code for a property owned by members of his immediate family.
  • Chase, Dana G. Docket No. 196

    The Order to Show Cause alleged that the Respondent, a member of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of East Bridgewater, violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 19 and 23 by a participating as a municipal employee in certain particular matters in which he and the real estate firm he owned and operated in his private capacity had a financial interest. The Commission found that the Respondent did not violate G.L. c. 268A, sections 19 and 23.
  • Christianson, Jr. Carl G. Docket No. 07-0030

    Rutland DPW Supervisor violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 19 and 23(b)(2) by hiring his son for a town position that was not publicly posted.
  • Cibley, Lawrence J. Docket No. 374

    A chairman of the board of selectmen found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 23 by trying to fix a speeding ticket given to a friend.
  • Cimeno, Kenneth Docket No. 359

    A building inspector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by signing and issuing building permits for two sites owned by a realty trust for which he and his parents served as trustees.
  • Coelho, Paul Docket No. 697

    Norfolk Building Commissioner violated sections 18(a) & 19 when he participated in matters involving his future private employment.
  • Colella, George Docket No. 368

    A mayor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for hiring and supervising his daughter.
  • Columbus, Robert Docket No. 468

    A building inspector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for issuing building permits to himself and his two sons.
  • Connors, Brian Public Education Letter

    East Bridgewater Special Police Officer had prohibited financial interests in contracts with the police department through his company, Flagship Security Systems, Inc.; also participated in preparing bid specifications for a contract he knew his company would bid on.

  • Corbosiero, Guy Docket No. 10-0013

    Municipal Planning Board member, violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by participating in a particular matter concerning the Overlay District, which involved properties that were, respectively, across the street and a block away from his sister's House.
  • Coughlin, Marguerite Docket No. 331

    A planning board member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by voting on a zoning matter affecting her neighbor.
  • Craven, Jr., James J. Docket No. 110

    Former employee of Boston Water and Sewer Commission fined for violating G.L. c. 268A, section 18 for receiving private compensation as a former municipal employee in relation to a matter in which he personally and substantially participated in as a municipal employee.
  • Crean, Thomas Docket No. 06-0015

    Former Beverly Mayor fined $1,000 and reimbursed the city $500 for directing that the Purchasing Director declare his laptop computer as surplus property and allowing him to purchase the laptop for $100.
  • Cronin, Jr., Frederick B. Public Education Letter

    The Commission issued a Public Enforcement letter concluding that, Lynn city tax collector violated the conflict of interest law by hiring his brother as his assistant.
  • 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.
  • Cunningham, George Docket No. 154

    A municipal employee violated section 19 by participating in discussions and decisions relative to the award of a municipal contract to his wife's company and violated section 20 by subcontracting through his own company to do work for the town.
  • Curtin, Peter Docket No. 636

    A Tyringham Board of Selectmen member found to have violated G. L. c. 268A, section 19 by participating in a particular matter in which he had a financial interest.
  • Daly, Joseph Docket No. 08-0012

    Former Randolph Housing Authority Executive Director fined $5,000 for attempting to purchase property from a Housing Authority applicant and for participating in matters affecting applicants that were at the time renting from his father.
  • D'Amico, Michael J. Docket No. 670

    Former Quincy City Councilor was fined $1,250 for violating G.L. c. 268A, section 19 the state's conflict of interest law.
  • DeOliveira, John Docket No. 376

    A former selectman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for signing his wife's employment contract for her job as a police department dispatcher.
  • 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.
  • Desrosiers, Yvonne B. Docket No. 345

    A Treasurer/Collector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for hiring her son.
  • DiPasquale, Julie A. Public Education Letter

    Somerville School Committee member cited in a Public Enforcement Letter for participating in matters affecting her family members financial interests.
  • Dickinson, Delwin Docket No. 13-0011

    The former Hosting Services Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Technology Division (“ITD”), admitted to violating the conflict of interest law, by awarding contracts and approving payments to hardware and software reseller Advizex after entering into employment negotiations with the company.

  • Donaldson, Robert Docket No. 463

    A former health agent found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for witnessing numerous percolation tests on land that was either already listed with his real estate agency or that he knew or expected would be listed with the agency once the land "perced" successfully.
  • Donovan, Joseph F. Docket No. 598

    Brockton Building Commissioner fined $3,000 for inspecting work done by his son.
  • Doyle, Patricia A. Docket No. 606

    Weymouth Parks Commissioner fined $500 for participating in reclassifying a family members job from park ranger to park superintendent.
  • Duarte, Bruce Docket No. 13-0009

    The State Ethics Commission issued a Decision and Order finding that Bruce Duarte, a senior property manager at the New Bedford Housing Authority, violated section 19 of G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, by directing NBHA staff to stop the eviction of his brother from an NBHA apartment.  The Commission ordered Duarte to pay a civil penalty of $1,000.  

  • Dubay, Francis H. Docket No. 676

    Erving Selectman fined $1,000 for participating in his appointment by the Selectmen as the part-time, paid, assistant town treasurer.
  • Duggan, Joseph Docket No. 527

    Hull Lighting Plant General Foreman violated G.L. c. 268 A, section 19 by pariticipating in a particular matter where his immediate family members had a financial interest.
  • Enis, Paul Docket No. 544

    Dracut Water Commission member participated in hiring and supervising his son.
  • Erbetta, Robert Public Education Letter

    Public Education Letter issued to a former member of the Board of Trustees, of the Marblehead Community Charter Public School, to resolve allegations that he violated the conflict of interest law by performing private construction-related work for the school while he was a member of the Board.
  • Esposito, Michele Docket No. 421

    Former Department of Revenue (DOR) employee Michele Esposito fined $500 for negotiating future employment with technical consulting firm Maximus Inc., while she was co-contract administrator for a $4.8 million contract Maximus had with DOR. 

  • Farley, Robert Docket No. 255

    The acting supervisor of the Division of Elevator Inspections in the Department of Public Safety admitted he violated section 6 of G. L. c. 268A by inspecting several hundred elevators either built or maintained by companies which were employing him privately.
  • FitzPatrick, Malcolm Public Enforcement Letter 91-1

    The Ethics Commission finds reasonable cause to believe Stow Selectman Malcolm FitzPatrick violated the conflict of interest law by participating during several public meetings in discussions over a housing development that could have impacted his private property.

  • Forristall, John Docket No. 457

    A municipal employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by selling janitorial supplies to the city and collecting $1,125 in commissions for the sales.
  • In the Matter of Josef Fryer, Docket No. 05-0003

    Dover Municipal Well Inspector fined $2,000 for conducting well inspections for his private water company customers.