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State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Worcester County DA Joseph D. Early Jr., First Assistant DA Jeffrey Travers, Former State Police Colonel Richard McKeon, and Former State Police Major Susan Anderson Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

6/24/2020 State Ethics Commission

Commission finds reasonable cause to believe Early, Travers, McKeon, and Anderson violated law through actions related to altering arrest report involving judge’s daughter

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State Ethics Commission Announces Enforcement Actions Against Former State Auditor’s Office Employee Brian Scheetz and Consultant Jeffrey Fournier  

6/23/2020 State Ethics Commission

Commission finds reasonable cause to believe Scheetz and Fournier violated conflict of interest law by representing private company marketing software to state agencies in response to audit

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State Ethics Commission issues reminder about restrictions on gifts 

6/09/2020 State Ethics Commission

Some gifts to public employees may be prohibited.

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Ethics Commission Issues Public Education Letters to Former Methuen City Councilors James Atkinson, James Jajuga, and Lynn Vidler 

4/30/2020 State Ethics Commission

Commission finds reasonable cause to be believe Atkinson, Jajuga, and Vidler violated conflict of interest law by voting on police contract

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Former Peabody City Treasurer Jeanne Carnevale Pays $50,000 Civil Penalty for Violating the Conflict of Interest Law 

4/16/2020 State Ethics Commission

Carnevale, as City Treasurer, directed and facilitated sales of tax-delinquent real estate financially benefiting her family and associates

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West Stockbridge Fire Chief and Former Select Board Member Peter Skorput Pays $5,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

3/02/2020 State Ethics Commission

Skorput voted to reappoint himself Fire Chief, decided payments for himself and his daughter, and retaliated against a firefighter

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State Ethics Commission Issues Public Education Letter to Former Winchester Zoning Board of Appeals Member Lawrence Beals 

1/09/2020 State Ethics Commission

Commission found reasonable cause to believe Beals violated the conflict of interest law

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Governor Baker Appoints Wilbur P. Edwards, Jr. to the State Ethics Commission 

12/12/2019 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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State Ethics Commission reminds public employees about restrictions on gifts 

12/06/2019 State Ethics Commission

Certain gifts are prohibited under the conflict of interest law

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Ethics Commission Issues Public Education Letter to Secretary of the Commonwealth Galvin 

11/22/2019 State Ethics Commission

Letter states that Secretary Galvin benefitted politically from voters information booklet and early voting signs in violation of conflict of interest law

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Agawam Teacher Kenneth Michna Pays $2,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

10/24/2019 State Ethics Commission

Michna used public work time to do paid private work judging band competitions

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Division of Professional Licensure Prosecutor Fayette Mong Pays $2,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

10/23/2019 State Ethics Commission

Mong invoked her state position in seeking town inspections of house she sought to purchase

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Blue Hills Regional School to Careers Partnership Director Katherine Touafek pays $4,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

10/22/2019 State Ethics Commission

Touafek decided to hire her son to do paid work

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Former Pepperell Selectman Roland Nutter Pays $6,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

10/21/2019 State Ethics Commission

Nutter voted against investigation of grievance involving his wife and acted on matters affecting her employment contract and salary

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