- 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.
- 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.
- A city employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for hiring his son.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Norfolk County Sheriff Clifford Marshall was fined for improper use of a credit card and also for appointing his sons as deputy sheriffs.
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.
- Mansfield Selectman David May violated sections 19 and 23 of the conflict of interest 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.
- 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.
- Greenfield Police Chief David McCarthy fined for participating in a sergeant promotion while his police officer son was a candidate for the position.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Stow Planning Board member violated § 19 by participating in a matter where he had a financial interest.
- 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.
- East Bridgewater Wage and Personnel Board member participated in a wage increase affecting an immediate family member.
- Narragansett Regional School Committee member Janis Montalbano cited for approving payments to vendor companies owned by her husband and son.
- 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.
- A highway department superintendent found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for recommending his son for a job with his department.
- 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.
- Former Dunstable Selectman fined for making recommendations about an affordable housing project proposed on land he owned.
- A building inspector found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for issuing nine building permits to his brother.
The Commission issued a Final Order on Summary Decision and Civil Penalty concluding the adjudicatory proceeding involving Robert Nichols, a former member of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Blandford. The Commission entered Summary Decision for the Petitioner Enforcement Division and ordered Nichols to pay a $12,500 civil penalty for violating sections 19, 20 and 23(b)(2)(ii) of the conflict of interest law.
- A mayor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 19 for appointing his brother to the Housing Authority.
- A state senator found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 6 by supervising his sister, in her job as a legislative aide.
- Adams Treasurer/Collector Paul Nowicki violated section 19 and paid a $500 civil penalty for hiring his brother as a deputy tax collector for his town.
- 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.
Carver Selectman violated section 19 of 268A by participating in Town Administrator contract discussions after being warned not to by the State Ethics Commission
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Upton Tech Committee member violated sections 19 & 20 by having a financial interest after being involved in updating town equipment.
- 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.
- 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.
- Middleton Housing Authority board member John Pellicelli violated section 19 by participating in a decision involving an immediate family member.
- Former Clinton Building Inspector fined $2,000 for reviewing construction plans and issuing building permits for property he owned.
- Revere City Councilor Richard Penn was fined $500 for participating in a matter affecting his private employer, Wonderland Greyhound Park.
- 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.
Public Education Letter: Municipal Employment; Summer Jobs; Voting on Immediate Family
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.
- 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.
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.
- Chelsea City Councilor Stephen Powers paid a $1,000 civil penalty for violating section 23 by seeking to establish short-term parking spaces outside S&L Subs, a sub shop co-owned by his wife.
The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Richard Prue, the transportation director of the Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative admitted to repeatedly violating G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law by, as transportation director, approving payments to a transportation vendor, which employed his wife as a bus monitor. Pursuant to the Agreement, Prue paid a $5,000 civil penalty.
- Grafton Selectman George Prunier 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Salisbury Selectman Henry Richenburg paid a $2,500 civil penalty for violating sections 19 and 23 of the conflict of interest law by participating as a selectman in tabling, and then approving, an application for a poultry business license submitted by his son-in-law, where Richenburg's daughter was employed by the business, and where the property on which the poultry business operations would be conducted was owned by his daughter and son-in-law, as well as on a portion of property owned by Richenburg.
- Revere School Committee member Anthony Rizzo found to have violated section 19 for voting to create a school security guard position that he knew his son would occupy.
- 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.
- 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.
Oak Bluffs Fire-Emergency Medical Services Department Chief John Rose hired and supervised immediate family members
- Stoneham Town Moderator violated section 19 by participating in a matter where he had a financial interest.
- MBTA Acting Chief of Engineering and Maintenance Edward Rowe violated section 6 by signing documents which authorized the hiring of his son.
- 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.
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.