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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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Appeals Court affirms Superior Court ruling upholding State Ethics Commission’s decision that Agawam Police Lt. Edward McGovern violated the conflict of interest law 

10/10/2019 State Ethics Commission

McGovern gave preferential treatment to fellow police officer suspected of driving while intoxicated

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State Ethics Commission Issues Updated Guidance on School Trips  

10/07/2019 State Ethics Commission

Updated FAQs Explain Conflict of Interest Law for Teachers who Organize and Chaperone School Trips

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South Hadley Teacher Stephanie Viens Pays $7,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

9/25/2019 State Ethics Commission

Viens accepted prohibited payments from tour company for organizing student trips

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Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges West Stockbridge Fire Chief Peter Skorput Violated the Conflict of Interest Law 

9/18/2019 State Ethics Commission

Skorput, a former Select Board member, allegedly voted to reappoint himself chief, set payments for himself and daughter, and retaliated against a firefighter

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New Braintree Select Board Member Randall Walker Pays $5,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

6/25/2019 State Ethics Commission

Walker unlawfully purchased land from town while serving on Select Board

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Former Roxbury Community College Director of Public Safety Oscar Walker Pays Civil Penalty for Violating Financial Disclosure Law 

6/24/2019 State Ethics Commission

State Ethics Commission acknowledges payment, dismisses case

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Former Boston Public Health Commission Worker Frederick Brack Pays $10,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

6/24/2019 State Ethics Commission

Brack used BPHC supplies, equipment, and worktime to do private snowplowing

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Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Former Norwood Selectman Helen Donohue Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

6/17/2019 State Ethics Commission

Donohue allegedly created appearance of bias by acting as Selectman on matters related to a business plaza located near family property

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State Ethics Commission issues Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report 

5/31/2019 State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission's Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report has been issued and is available online.

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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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