The Commission is authorized to impose a civil penalty of up to $10,000 for each violation of G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, or G.L. c. 268B, the financial disclosure law, except that a maximum civil penalty of $25,000 may be imposed for a violation of G.L. c. 268A, § 2 (bribery). In addition, in some circumstances, the Commission may issue an order requiring an individual who has violated the conflict of interest law to pay damages in the amount of $500 or the economic advantage gained up to $25,000, whichever is greater. The Commission may require the violator to make restitution to an injured third party. Further, if there has not been a criminal conviction in a matter, the Commission may, with the Attorney General's written approval, order a violator to pay additional damages of up to twice the economic advantage or $500, in which case payment will bar criminal prosecution for the same violation.
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