• Mach, Leonard Docket No. 469

    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 for participating in his son's appointment to a more secure job at the same time when layoffs were likely.
  • Mahoney, Eugene J. Docket No. 193

    Former Braintree Board of Assessors member violated the conflict law by improperly lowering the assessment on property in which he and his family had a financial interest.
  • Magliano, Frank Docket No. 354

    A city employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for hiring his son.
  • Main, Brian Docket No. 567

    Hopedale Building Commissioner Brian Main fined $1,000 for participating in a subdivision permit where his architectural firm had drafted the preliminary plans for the subdivision, and would likely receive more work drafting home construction plans.
  • Maloney, Jr., William J. Docket No. 618

    A selectman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 19 for participating in the selectmen's discussion of a bylaw amendment in which he and his employer, had a financial interest.
  • Mann, Charles W. Docket No. 481

    A state representative found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 for his involvement in a certification dispute between the state agency and the ousted board of directors of a credit union while he was in litigation against the credit union and while he and a business partner had a credit union mortgage loan which was delinquent.
  • Marshall, Clifford Docket No. 408

    Norfolk County Sheriff Clifford Marshall was fined for improper use of a credit card and also for appointing his sons as deputy sheriffs.
  • Mater, Gary Docket No. 388

    Former Hubbardston Board of Health member fined $5,000 for violating the conflict of interest law, by receiving payments for inspections he performed in the name of the board's agent. 

  • May, David E. Docket No. 213

    A Selectman violated the conflict law by participating in approval of a contract between the town and his wife's employees' union and by taking action as a selectman and as an electric light department commissioner on behalf of his son.
  • Mazareas, James Docket No. 607

    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that Lynn School Superintendent James Mazareas violated the conflict law by making personnel decisions about his wife.
  • McCarthy, David F. Docket No. 682

    Greenfield Police Chief David McCarthy fined for participating in a sergeant promotion while his police officer son was a candidate for the position.
  • McCormack, Michael Docket No. 424

    Dukes County Special Sheriff Michael McCormack fined $6,000 for scheduling himself to work paid court-officer shifts during times when he was scheduled to work in the county jail. 

  • McCormick, James Docket 12-0005

    The State Ethics Commission approved a Final Order and a Disposition Agreement concluding the adjudicatory proceeding involving former North Middlesex Regional School District Superintendent James McCormick.  According to the Agreement, McCormick admitted to violating G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, and agreed to pay a $2,000 civil penalty. 

  • McKinnon, Robert S. Docket No. 601

    State Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gasfitters member fined for participating in matters involving his private employer, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, and for representing Stop & Shop before his board.
  • McLean, William G. Docket No. 143

    Member of the Woburn Golf and Ski Authority and Director and Officer of the Woburn Golf and Social Club was found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 19, 20 and 23(a).
  • In the Matter of Donald McPherson, Docket No. 704

    Stow Planning Board member violated § 19 by participating in a matter where he had a financial interest.
  • Michael, George A. Docket No. 137

    Dept. of Public Health employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 3(b), 6, 23(d), (e) and (f) and G.L. c. 268B, s. 7.
  • Mondeau, Marilyn Docket No. 545

    East Bridgewater Wage and Personnel Board member participated in a wage increase affecting an immediate family member.
  • Montalbano, Janis Public Education Letter

    Narragansett Regional School Committee member Janis Montalbano cited for approving payments to vendor companies owned by her husband and son.
  • Muir, Roger H. Docket No. 340

    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 for his involvement in the promotion of his son to a position under his supervision.
  • Munyon, George Jr. Docket No. 366

    A highway department superintendent found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for recommending his son for a job with his department.
  • Najemy, George Docket No. 264

    City of Worcester Law Department employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, s. 19 by directing the Worcester city treasurer's office to deposit the insurance proceeds on property which he owned. The Commission found that the Respondent's conduct did not violate G.L. c. 268A, s. 23.
  • Nelson, Robert Docket No. 06-0013

    Former Dunstable Selectman fined for making recommendations about an affordable housing project proposed on land he owned.
  • Newton, Geoffrey Docket No. 516

    A building inspector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for issuing nine building permits to his brother.
  • Nolan, Thomas J. Docket No. 324

    A mayor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for appointing his brother to the Housing Authority.
  • Norton, Thomas C. Docket No. 448

    A state senator found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 by supervising his sister, in her job as a legislative aide.
  • Nowicki, Paul Docket No. 360

    A Treasurer/Collector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by hiring his brother as a deputy tax collector for his town.
  • Nugent, Ernest Docket No. 609

    Worthington Highway Superintendent fined for participating in the rental of a wood chipper for the town from an immediate family member after being warned by the Ethics Commission not to participate.
  • O'Donnell, Michael Docket No. 11-0024

    Carver Selectman violated section 19 of 268A by participating in Town Administrator contract discussions after being warned not to by the State Ethics Commission

  • Padula, Mary L. Docket No. 347

    A state senator found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 for requesting that her daughter be hired as a legislative aide for her district.
  • In the Matter of Harold Partamian, Docket No. 446

    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 and c. 268B, section 7 for participating in the investigation of complaints against the pharmacy corporation the employed him as a part time pharmacist and for failing to report his part-time employment on his SFI.
  • In the Matter of Harold Partamian, Docket No. 555

    Board of Registration in Pharmacy Executive Secretary Harold Partamian violated section 6 by participating in matters affecting his private employer, Insta-Care Pharmacy Service Corp.
  • Pathiakis, Paul Docket No. 673

    Upton Tech Committee member violated sections 19 & 20 by having a financial interest after being involved in updating town equipment.
  • Payson, Raymond Docket No. 07-0035

    North Attleboro Planning Board Chair Raymond Payson fined $5,000 for participating in a development application on property that abuts property owned by Payson and his brother.
  • Pearson, William P. Docket No. 533

    A member of a water commission found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 and section 19 for participating in particular matters in which he had a financial interest.
  • Pellicelli, John A. Docket No. 162

    A member of a municipal housing authority violated section 19 by participating in a decision involving an immediate family member.
  • In the Matter of Peter Pender, Docket No. 06-0008

    Former Clinton Building Inspector fined $2,000 for reviewing construction plans and issuing building permits for property he owned.
  • In the Matter of Richard Penn, Docket No. 557

    Revere City Councilor Richard Penn was fined $500 for participating in a matter affecting his private employer, Wonderland Greyhound Park.
  • Penn, Richard, PEL 97-1

    Revere City Councilor Richard Penn was cited in a Public Enforcement Letter for participating in a special permit application affecting his private employer, Wonderland Greyhound Park, after receiving improper advice from City Solicitor Richard Villiotte that the city council could invoke the Rule of Necessity to allow Penn to vote on the matter.
  • Pierce, Richard Docket No. 12-0004

    Former Attleboro Police Chief Richard Pierce violated sections 19 and 23(b)(2)(ii) of the conflict of interest law by participating in an internal investigation involving his police officer son.

  • Pigaga, John, Docket No. 254

    The chairman of a state licensing board was assessed a $2,000 civil penalty in connection with his admission that he violated section 6 of the conflict law. In particular, that individual acknowledged that in the winter of 1982-1983, he took a licensing exam, the answers to which he, as a board member, had helped to establish. After completing the exam, he graded his own paper and issued himself a license.
  • Poley, Philip Docket No. 13-0007

    Former MassHealth Chief Operating Officer Philip Poley pays $25,000 civil penalty for violating conflict of interest law by negotiating for a job with a company while working on a MassHealth/UMass project on which he was soliciting the company's involvement. 

  • Powers, Stephen, Docket No. 654

    The Commission fined Chelsea City Councilor Stephen Powers $1,000 for violating the state's conflict of interest law by seeking to establish short-term parking spaces outside S&L Subs, a sub shop co-owned by his wife.
  • Prunier, George, PEL 88-1

    A selectman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by participating in the deliberations and negotiations for the town's purchase of a private landfill site directly across the street from his home.
  • Race, Clarence, Docket No. 327

    A selectman and chairman found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for sending a letter under his official signature as chairman to a state agency concerning a parcel of land that he owned.
  • Recore, Omer H. Jr., Docket No. 656

    The Commission fined Milford Police Sgt. Omer H. Recore, Jr. $1,000 for violating the state's conflict of interest law by preparing a police report for a motor vehicle accident involving his wife. In a Disposition Agreement, Recore admitted that he violated G.L. c. 268A, § 19 by preparing an official police report on December 6, 2000 for an automobile accident that took place on the previous day and involved his wife Elaine Recore.
  • Reinertson, William, Docket No. 474

    A municipal employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for awarding town contracts to two companies he personally owned and operated, and for attempting to conceal his financial interests in the contracts.
  • Renna, Robert G., Docket No. 622

    Former Program Director of the Lexington-Arlington-Burlington-Bedford-Belmont Collaborative (LABBB), paid a $4,000 civil penalty to resolve allegations that he violated the conflict of interest law by using LABBB resources and funds to operate Northeast Reality Therapy Associates (NERTA), a private business association formed by Renna, two of his LABBB subordinates and a LABBB consulting psychologist.
  • Rizzo, Anthony, Docket No. 373

    A former school committee member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for voting to create a school security guard position that he knew his son would occupy.
  • Rogers, Jr., John, Docket No. 283

    Fairhaven School Committee member admitted he violated section 19 of G.L. c. 268A when, on several occasions, he participated in school committee discussions relating to a collective bargaining agreement which would affect the financial interests of his wife, who was a teacher in the Fairhaven school system.
  • Romeo, Paul, Docket No. 278

    Ashland tax collector acknowledged he violated section 19 by participating, in his capacity as tax collector, in decisions as to when and how to collect his own delinquent real estate taxes.
  • In the Matter of Michael H. Rotondi, Docket No. 703

    Stoneham Town Moderator violated section 19 by participating in a matter where he had a financial interest.
  • Rowe, Edward, Docket No. 346

    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 for signing documents which authorized the hiring of his son.
  • Ruffo, John, Docket No. 512

    A former senior plumbing inspector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 by issuing plumbing permits for work performed by his son.
  • Russo, James Docket No. 414

    Hull Fire Chief James N. Russo fined $750 for violating the conflict of interest law by appointing his wife's brother to the position of "permanent intermittent" firefighter.