• Former Rockland Selectman John R. Llewellyn Fined $2,000

    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement on December 19, 2005, in which Rockland selectman John R. Llewellyn admitted violating the state's conflict of interest law, and agreed to resign his position as deputy chief in the Rockland Police Department. Llewellyn alos paid a civil penalty of $2,000.
  • Whitman Construction Consultant James Byrne Fined for Offering Ski Trip to Public Official

    The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement on November 15, 2005, in which James Byrne, president and co-owner of Whitman-based Construction Monitoring Services, Inc., admitted violating the conflict of interest law by offering a ski trip to an Old Rochester Regional School District employee to influence the employee's reports regarding CMS. Byrne paid a $2,000 civil penalty.
  • Enforcement Division Alleges Former Berkshire County Treasurer Peter Arlos Violated Conflict Law

    The Commission's Enforcement Division issued an Order to Show Cause on August 3, 2005, alleging that former Berkshire County Treasurer Peter Arlos violated the conflict of interest law by voting on motions that would affect his compensation. A public hearing will be scheduled within 90 days.
  • Dover Municipal Well Inspector Josef Fryer Fined $2,000

    The Ethics Commission approved a Dispsition Agreement on August 2, 2005, in which Dover Municipal Well Inspector Josef Fryer admitted to allegations that he violated the conflict of interest law by inspecting wells of Dover Water Company customers. Fryer is a one-third owner, with his siblings, of Dover Water Company, a private family business that supplies water services. Fryer paid a $2,000 civil penalty.
  • Shrewsbury Planning Board Member Kevin F. Capalbo Fined $1,000 For Creating Appearance of Impropriety Law

    The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement on August 2, 2005, in which Shrewsbury Planning Board Member Kevin F. Capalbo admitted to violating the conflict of interest law by participating in matters involving the Park Grove Farm subdivision at the same time that he was seeking $500 from Robert Cole, one of the developers of the subdivision. Capalbo was seeking the $500 for damage that Capalbo's wife's car had incurred while in a parking lot owned by Cole. Capolbo paid a $1,000 civil penalty.
  • Commission's Enforcement Division Alleges DHCD Employee Amy J. Fripp Violated Conflict of Interest Law

    The Commission's Enforcement Division issued an Order to Show Cause on June 28, 2005, alleging that Department of Housing and Community Development paralegal Amy J. Fripp violated the state's conflict of interest law by purchasing a DHCD-regulated affordable housing unit in the Battle Road Farm Condominium in Lincoln. A public hearing will be scheduled within 90 days. According to the Order to Show Cause, Fripp's duties at DHCD included reviewing the refinancing and resale of low income units under the Homeownership Program that was designed to assist low and moderate income households in buying affordable homes. In 2000, Fripp signed up to be placed on the list to purchase an affordable housing unit in Lincoln.
  • Former Salem Police Captain Paul R. Murphy $6,000

    The Ethics Commission approved a Dispositon Agreement on June 27, 2005, in which former Salem Police Captain Paul R. Murphy admits to violating the state's conflict of interest law, by intervening in matters involving his daughter Patricia, also a former Salem police officer. Murphy paid a civil penalty of $6,000.
  • UMass Medical School Consultant Fined $10,000 For Improper Role in Licensing Agreement with CytRx

    The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement on June 9, 2005, in which Ruvane E. Grossman, a Missouri resident and a former consultant to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, admitted to violating the conflict of interest law. Grossman provided intellectual property consulting services to UMMS to help license technologies developed by UMMS. At the same time, he was also consulting for CytRx, a Californica intellectual property marketing firm. Grossman paid a $10,000 fine.
  • Commission Fines Lowell City Councilor Chanrithy Uong $6,000

    The Ethics Commission issues a Decision and Order on June 6, 2005, concluding the adjudicatory hearing and finds that Lowell City Councillor Chanrithy Uong violated the conflct of interest law while serving as a city councilor and a Lowell High School guidance counselor. The Decision ordered Unong to pay a $6,000 fine and ordered him to relinquish his position at Lowell High School.
  • Commission fines Kingston Selectman Richard Kenney $500 for Asking Police Chief to Fix Ticket

    The Ethics Commission issued a Decision and Order on April 28, 2005, finding that Kingston Selectman Richard Kenney violated the conflict of interest law by asking the Chief of Police to change a ticket for a Kingston resident who Kenney knew and who was then a Town board member. Kenney was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $500.
  • Former Middleborough Assessor Jacob Kulian Fined $10,215

    The Ethics Commission issued a Disposition Agreement on April 21, 2005, in which 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.
  • Former Boston Inspectional Services Department Commissioner Kevin Joyce Pays $5,000 Penalty

    The Ethics Commission approved a Dispostiion Agreement on March 7, 2005, in which former Boston Inspectional Services Department Commissioner Kevin Joyce admitted to violating the state's conflict of interest law by demoting, then firing a subordinate when she refused, as Joyce directed, to get two quotes higher than one previously received from a company where a friend of his was employed. Joyce paid a $5,000 fine.
  • Former Stoneham Town Moderator Michael H. Rotondi Pays $2,000 Penalty

    The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement on February 15, 2005, in which Stoneham Town Moderator Michael H. Rotondi admitted violating the conflict of interest law by participating in a matter in which he had a financial interest.  Rotondi agreed to pay a $2,000 fine and admitted to orchestrating a $5 pay raise to gain pension eligibility.