• Gagne, Armand Docket No. 558

    Dighton Board of Selectmen chair Armand Gagne improperly had his university course work paid by the town's tuition reimbursement program.
  • Gaskins, Mable E. Docket No. 623

    A former school department superintendent found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 and section 23(b)(3) for hiring and approving payments to her sister and by signing a contract and approving payments to a person with whom she shared an apartment.
  • Gaudette, Paul Docket No. 599

    Dracut Building Inspector Paul Gaudette fined $2,000 for issuing permits for his own property and for participating in matters affecting a company which loaned him money to buy the property.
  • Geary, James Docket No. 323

    A selectman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by voting for his brother's appointment to acting and then permanent police chief.
  • Gibney, James Docket No. 532

    An assistant superintendent of schools found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for adding his daughter's name to a list of substitute teachers. As assistant superintendent, he was responsible for maintaining the list of substitute teachers for the school system.
  • Gillis, Robert Docket No. 370

    Brockton Police Chief Robert Gillis violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for participating in the appointment of his son to a position within the police department.
  • Goodhue, Richard Docket No. 596

    Randolph Planning Board member Richard Goodhue fined $750 for participating in the Planning Board's review of a subdivision application while having an expectation that he would do masonry work for the developers of the subdivision.
  • Goudreault, Marjorie Docket No. 325

    A city councilor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for voting on a pay increase for her brother, the mayor.
  • Griffin, William T. Docket No. 349

    A county advisory board chairman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 13 by voting to approve a transfer of funds that included a salary increase for his son.
  • Griffith, John L. Docket No. 438

    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 by participating in a review of an environmental impact report submitted by a private company while he was simultaneously negotiating with the company for prospective employment.
  • In the Matter of Ruvane E. Grossman, Docket No. 723

    UMass Medical School Consultant Ruvane Grossman paid $10,000 civil penalty for having a consulting relationship with a company in connection with an intellectual property contract involving UMass Medical School, in violation of sections 4 and 6.
  • Hackenson, Thomas D. Docket No. 621

    A building inspector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for inspecting and approving work performed by his son.
  • Hart, William, Docket No. 407

    Metropolitan District Commission Deputy Director of Recreation William Hart fined $1500 for directing the recalculation of vacation time for MDC employees including his mother, and for interceding in an employee transfer that resulted in a supervisor with whom his mother had a history of conflicts being transferred to another facility.

  • Higgins, Jr., Edward Docket No. 06-0024

    Lynn Fire Chief Edward Higgins fined $3,000 for promoting, supervising and approving overtime for his girlfriend, who later became his spouse.
  • Hoey, Paul Docket No. 07-0016

    Mass Highway Engineer Paul Hoey fined $2,000 for participating in a promotion while his son was a candidate for the promotion.
  • Hohengasser, Herbert Docket No. 578

    Greenfield Alternate Plumbing and Gas Inspector Herbert Hohengasser fined $1,000 for inspecting his son's work.
  • Howlett, Roger W. Docket No. 561

    Raynham Assessor Roger Howlett fine $500 for participating in hiring his daughter to a senior clerk position in the Assessor's office.
  • Hubbard, Hugh K. Docket No. 585

    Belchertown Water District Commission member Hugh Hubbard admitted to violating the conflict of interest law by participating in approving salary payments to his wife, the board's clerk-treasurer.
  • Hulbig, William J. Docket No. 167

    A municipal building commissioner violated section 19 by issuing three permits for, and carrying out seven inspections of, construction projects performed by his son. In light of the ten individual instances of improper conduct.
  • Keeler, Harley Docket No. 541

    Uxbridge Fire Chief Harley Keeler participated in hiring his stepdaughter, an immediate family member.
  • Khambaty, Abdullah Docket No. 322

    A school committee member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for participating in a matter affecting his wife's financial interest.
  • Kiley, Edwin Docket No. 635

    Burlington Zoning Board of Appeals member Edwin Kiley violated section 19 by participating in a zoning board of appeals decision regarding land abutting his property, a matter in which he had a financial interest.
  • Kulian, Jacob Docket No. 721

    Middleborough Assessor, Jacob Kulian admitted to violating the conflict of interest law by taking actions that reduced his property taxes. Kulian paid an $8,000 fine and reimbursed the town of Middleborough $2,215 for property tax abatements and reductions he was not entitled to receive.
  • Laflamme, Ernest Docket No. 329

    A city treasurer found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for depositing and reinvesting a substantial amount of money in a bank while sitting on the board of directors of the bank.
  • LaFratta, Paul Docket No. 07-0025

    North Attleboro Electrical Inspector violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by having a financial interest in a matter involving an immediate family member.
  • Lamothe, Blake Docket No. 14-0002

    Palmer Redevelopment Authority Chairman Blake Lamothe admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, by participating as a PRA member in efforts to secure millions of dollars in state funding to revitalize Union Station, a train depot he owns.  Pursuant to the Disposition Agreement, Lamothe paid a $5,000 civil penalty.

  • Langsam, Joan Docket No. 644

    Somerville City Solicitor violated section 19 by participating in a matter affecting her spouse's financial interests.
  • Larkin, John Jr. Docket No. 394

    MBTA Red Line District Supervisor violated the conflict of interest law by interviewing candidates for two promotions, for which his daughter was also a candidate, without properly disclosing his relationship to his appointing authority. 

  • Laurel-Paine, Tamarin Docket No. 680

    Former Middlefield Planning Board member Tamarin Laurel-Paine fined $1,000 for participating in a rezoning matter that affected property she had recently purchased.
  • Ling, Deirdre Docket No. 384

    The State Ethics Commission finds that University of Massachusetts Amherst Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development Deirdre A. Ling violated the Conflict of Interest Law by overseeing a contract with a private company for which she had done freelance work.

  • Lockhart, Benjamin, Docket No. 355

    A Town Councilor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by voting on a pair raise ordnance that included a salary increase for his son.
  • Logan, Louis L. Docket No. 131

    Certified Public Accountant who provided private accounting services and was also employed by the Mass. Science & Technology Foundation was found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 3(b), 4(a), 23(e) and (f), and G.L. c. 268B, section 7.
  • Longo, Kendall, Docket No. 667

    Rowley Board of Health Secretary Kendell Longo fined $4,000 for signing permits for her brother's property.
  • Look, Christopher S., Jr., Docket No. 423

    Dukes County Sheriff Christopher S. Look, Jr., paid a $1,000 civil penalty for violating section 23(b)(3) of the conflict of interest law by reappointing three members of his immediate family to deputy-sheriff positions within his department.