Ethics Commission Dismisses Adjudicatory Hearing After Former Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Director of Communications Kevin Franck Pays Civil Penalty
Paid $300 civil penalty for late filing of 2012 Statement of Financial Interests
The State Ethics Commission issued a Final Order (“Order”) to allow a motion to suspend proceedings, accept the Respondent’s payment of the civil penalty and dismiss the proceedings, concluding the adjudicatory hearing involving Kevin Franck, the former Director of Communications for the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. According to the Order, Franck paid a $300 civil penalty for failing to timely file his calendar year 2012 Statement of Financial Interests (“SFI”).
On September 17, 2014, the Commission’s Enforcement Division issued an Order to Show Cause alleging that Franck violated G.L. c. 268B, the Financial Disclosure Law, by failing to file his 2012 SFI on time. Franck served as Director of Communications for the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, and, therefore, was required to file an SFI for calendar year 2012. Franck filed his SFI 28 days late. According to the Commission’s civil penalty schedule for late filers, Franck owed a $300 civil penalty. The Commission dismissed the proceedings involving Franck after receipt of his payment of $300.
The Financial Disclosure Law requires elected state and county officials, candidates for state office and “designated major policy makers” at the state and county level to annually disclose their financial interests and private business associations by filing an SFI with the Commission.