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Former Weston Selectman Douglas Gillespie pays $8,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

3/25/2021 State Ethics Commission

Gillespie participated as selectman in matters affecting proposed affordable housing development on property owned by him and his brothers

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Templeton Planning Board Member Charles Carroll pays $1,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

2/22/2021 State Ethics Commission

Carroll participated as a Planning Board member in matters affecting his father’s property

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Calendar Year 2020 SFI Filing Season Now Open 

2/10/2021 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) 2020

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State Ethics Commission Warns Public Employees Not to Use Their Official Positions to Improperly Obtain COVID-19 Vaccinations 

2/05/2021 State Ethics Commission

Conflict of interest law bars public employees from using their positions to get unwarranted special treatment in obtaining COVID-19 vaccinations

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Hubbardston Police Officer Scott Chatigny Pays $10,000 Civil Penalty for Violating the Conflict of Interest Law 

1/13/2021 State Ethics Commission

Chatigny submitted fraudulent proposals to town to steer construction contracts to own business

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State Ethics Commission Issues Public Education Letter to Former Falmouth Historical Commission Member Nicole Goldman 

1/12/2021 State Ethics Commission

Commission finds reasonable cause to believe Goldman violated conflict of interest law by representing private nonprofit organization in matters involving town

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AG Healey Appoints Eron Hackshaw to State Ethics Commission 

1/06/2021 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Eron L.A. Hackshaw, Esq. will Serve a Five-Year Term

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State Ethics Commission issues reminder about restrictions on gifts to public employees 

12/09/2020 State Ethics Commission

Certain gifts are prohibited under the conflict of interest law

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State Ethics Commission Finds Former Berkley Planning Board Member Christopher Hicks Violated Conflict of Interest Law  

12/02/2020 State Ethics Commission

Hicks ordered to pay $2,000 civil penalty for failing to comply with conflict of interest law education and training requirements

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Commission seeks outside views on draft advisory on social media 

10/16/2020 State Ethics Commission

Draft advisory explains how the conflict of interest law applies when public employees use social media

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State Ethics Commission Issues Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report 

9/17/2020 State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission's Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report has been issued and is available online.

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State Ethics Commission Announces Enforcement Actions Against Four Templeton Planning Board Members  

9/17/2020 State Ethics Commission

Kirk Moschetti, Frank Moschetti, and John Buckley pay civil penalties for violating the conflict of interest law by participating in board decisions on zoning; Commission’s Enforcement Division issues Order to Show Cause against Charles Carroll

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State Ethics Commission issues reminder on use of public resources for political purposes 

9/10/2020 State Ethics Commission

Using public resources to support candidates and political campaigns is generally prohibited

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State Ethics Commission Finds Norwood Selectman Helen Donohue Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

8/19/2020 State Ethics Commission

Donohue participated in matters relating to business plaza without disclosing personal conflicts with plaza owner

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State Ethics Commission Finds Former Brookfield Selectman Stephen Comtois Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

8/18/2020 State Ethics Commission

Comtois acted as Selectman concerning proposed donation to town of land he was interested in buying and used his official position to derail donation so he could purchase land himself

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