- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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- Mendon police officer J. Martin Auty fined $500 for participating in hiring his stepdaughter.
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."
- 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.
- 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.
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.
The Commission issued a Public Education Letter to Department of Developmental Services (DDS) employee Vicki Banas to resolve allegations that Ms. Banas violated the conflict of interest law. Ms. Banas, while a DDS Program Manager in the DDS Central/West Region, solicited quotes and approved work performed at DDS facilities by a company owned by a family member and another company owned by a close family friend, in possible violation of sections 6 and 23 of the confllict of interest law.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Warren Selectman Francis Beaudry participated in wage issue that affected the financial interests of his wife's brother.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Municipal Plumbing and Gas Inspector fined $1,500 for inspecting his brother's work.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Former Fall River Wiring Inspector Francisco Cabral fined $750 for inspecting his son's electrical work.
- Municipal Selectman cited for participating in permitting a fruit stand business that competed with her family's fruit stand business.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bridgewater Zoning Board of Appeals member violated section 19 when she participated in a matter where she had a financial interest.
- 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.
- Swampscott Police Chief Peter Cassidy violated section 19 by recommending four of his sons to positions on the police force.
- Cambridge Inspectional Services employee Joseph Cellucci violated 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dedham Assistant Building Inspector Kenneth Cimeno 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.
- Norfolk Building Commissioner violated sections 18(a) & 19 when he participated in matters involving his future private employment.
- A mayor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for hiring and supervising his daughter.
- Stoneham Building Inspector Robert Columbus violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for issuing building permits to himself and his two sons.
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.
- 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.
- A planning board member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by voting on a zoning matter affecting her neighbor.
- 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.
- The Ethics Commission decided constitutional issues raised by the respondent, and then found that the respondent, State Representative James J. Craven, Jr., violated sections 6 and 23 by using his position to pressure EOCD officials to provide state funding for a community development corporation , Jamaica Plain Community Development Foundation, founded by Craven's legislative aide, which rented space in a building owned by Rep. Craven's siblings. The Commission found that Rep. Craven did not violate section 2 in connection with this matter.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Former Quincy City Councilor was fined $1,250 for violating G.L. c. 268A, section 19 the state's conflict of interest law.
- 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.
- Westford Affordable Housing Committee member was fined $5,000 and forfeited $3,862 for representing clients before the AHC.
- A Treasurer/Collector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for hiring her son.
- Somerville School Committee member cited in a Public Enforcement Letter for participating in matters affecting her family members financial interests.
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.
- 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 percolation tests were successful.
- Brockton Building Commissioner fined $3,000 for inspecting work done by his son.
- Weymouth Parks Commissioner fined $500 for participating in reclassifying a family members job from park ranger to park superintendent.
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.
- Erving Selectman fined $1,000 for participating in his appointment by the Selectmen as the part-time, paid, assistant town treasurer.
- Hull Lighting Plant General Foreman violated G.L. c. 268 A, section 19 by participating in a particular matter where his immediate family members had a financial interest.
- Dracut Water Commission member participated in hiring and supervising his son.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- Winthrop Recreation Commission member John Forristall violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by selling janitorial supplies to the Recreation Department and collecting $1,125 in commissions for the sales.
The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Gerry Foskett, the Town of Charlton Highway Department Superintendent, admitted to violating section 19 on multiple occasions, by hiring three of his brothers and his son to plow snow for the Town, and by hiring his son to build a retaining wall at the new Highway Department Barn. Pursuant to the Agreement, Foskett paid a $7,500 civil penalty.
- Dover Municipal Well Inspector fined $2,000 for conducting well inspections for his private water company customers.
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