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State Ethics Commission Issues Updated Advisory on Rule of Necessity 

5/17/2019 State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission has issued a revision to Advisory 05-05: The Rule of Necessity.

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Former Essex Tech Superintendent-Director Daniel O’Connell Pays $23,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

5/16/2019 State Ethics Commission

O’Connell repeatedly used his public position to benefit himself and his son

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Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Former Brookfield Selectman Stephen Comtois Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

4/11/2019 State Ethics Commission

Comtois allegedly used his official position to buy property offered for donation to the town

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Former North Adams City Solicitor John DeRosa pays $7,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

3/27/2019 State Ethics Commission

DeRosa did legal work for MASS MoCA and other nonprofit organizations in redevelopment projects while North Adams City Solicitor

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Former Hadley Select Board Member Donald Pipczynski Pays $5,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

3/25/2019 State Ethics Commission

Pipczynski used his official position to threaten private club, then voted against forwarding complaints about his conduct to the State Ethics Commission

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CY 2018 SFI Filing Season Now Open 

1/30/2019 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) 2018.

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Former Sheffield Conservation Commission Member Jeffrey Collingwood Pays $2,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

12/20/2018 State Ethics Commission

Collingwood represented a private client before the town

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Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Former Roxbury Community College Director of Public Safety Oscar Walker Violated Financial Disclosure Law 

12/17/2018 State Ethics Commission

Walker allegedly failed to file a 2017 Statement of Financial Interests

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Ethics Commission reminds public employees about restrictions on gifts 

12/10/2018 State Ethics Commission

Some gifts are prohibited under the conflict of interest law

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Ethics Commission issues reminder on use of public resources for political activity 

10/26/2018 State Ethics Commission

The conflict of interest law generally prohibits the use of public resources, including official uniforms, in connection with political campaigns or other private political activity.

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Medford Police Officer Harold MacGilvray pays $1,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

10/24/2018 State Ethics Commission

MacGilvray engaged in political activity while on duty and in uniform

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Maria J. Krokidas designated to chair the State Ethics Commission 

10/23/2018 State Ethics Commission

New Chair has been a Commissioner since 2016

Press Release

Wrentham Housing Authority Maintenance Worker Kendel Joyce Pays $3,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

10/23/2018 State Ethics Commission

Joyce used third party to purchase surplus truck

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