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Former MassHealth Official Stacia Castro pays $6,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

6/16/2022 State Ethics Commission

Castro solicited and received free Red Sox tickets from a state contractor

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Former Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco pays $9,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

6/02/2022 State Ethics Commission

Sacco failed to appropriately discipline officers for falsely claiming detail pay

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Former Hampden County Regional Retirement Board Member Richard Theroux pays $10,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

4/28/2022 State Ethics Commission

Theroux submitted and approved false lodging reimbursements to himself

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Former Blackstone Selectman Daniel Keefe pays $4,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

4/27/2022 State Ethics Commission

Keefe as Selectman proposed greater stipend and pay raise for spouse and criticized investigation of his conduct

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State Ethics Commission Issues Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report 

4/22/2022 State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission's Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report has been issued and is available online.

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State Ethics Commission Issues Public Education Letter to Hampden-Wilbraham Schools Superintendent Albert Ganem 

3/02/2022 State Ethics Commission

Commission found reasonable cause to believe Ganem violated conflict of interest law by participating in hirings of his spouse and daughter

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Enforcement Division Alleges Robert O’Brien Violated the Conflict Law 

2/17/2022 State Ethics Commission

State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Former Sandisfield Highway Road Superintendent Robert O’Brien Violated Conflict of Interest Law

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Calendar Year 2021 SFI Filing Season Now Open 

2/10/2022 State Ethics Commission

The Commission’s Statements of Financial Interests (SFI) electronic filing system is now open for filing of SFIs for Calendar Year (CY) 2021

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Former Templeton Director of Veterans Services John Caplis pays $2,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

12/21/2021 State Ethics Commission

Caplis submitted false veterans benefits claim to improperly reimburse friend

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State Ethics Commission Issues Public Education Letter to Winchendon Planning Board Chair Guy Corbosiero 

11/22/2021 State Ethics Commission

Commission found reasonable cause to believe Corbosiero violated law by representing marijuana retailer before the town

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Hanson Selectman Kenneth Mitchell, Sr. pays $5,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

11/18/2021 State Ethics Commission

Mitchell authorized town payments to his private employer and represented his employer in a matter involving town

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Former Hampden Selectman Vincent Villamaino pays $4,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

11/10/2021 State Ethics Commission

Villamaino acted as Selectman concerning his country club, customer and neighbor

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Hardwick Planning Board Member Erik Fleming pays $5,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

11/09/2021 State Ethics Commission

Fleming participated in Planning Board’s approval of site plan for new building at private school where he is a trustee

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State Ethics Commission Issues Public Education Letter to Ludlow DPW Board Chairman Stephen Santos  

11/08/2021 State Ethics Commission

Reasonable cause found to believe Santos violated law by voting to elect himself Chairman and participating in discipline of subordinate he thought was aiding investigation of him

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State Ethics Commission Issues Public Education Letters to Former and Current Milford Officials William Kingkade and Christopher Morin  

9/30/2021 State Ethics Commission

Commission found reasonable cause to believe former Select Board member Kingkade and current Finance Committee member Morin violated conflict of interest law

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