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State Ethics Commission Issues Reminder on Use of Public Resources for Political Purposes 

9/05/2023 State Ethics Commission

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

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State Ethics Commission Publishes FY 2022 Annual Report 

8/24/2023 State Ethics Commission

Annual report available to view and download

Press Release

Margot Botsford appointed as State Ethics Commission Chair 

8/23/2023 State Ethics Commission

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Nantucket Memorial Airport Manager Noah Karberg pays $4,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

7/26/2023 State Ethics Commission

Karberg caused appearance of favoritism in lease of airport land; did not disclose his private business with company awarded lease

Press Release

Boston City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson Admits She Violated Conflict of Interest Law by Hiring Family Members 

7/25/2023 State Ethics Commission

Fernandes Anderson to pay $5,000 civil penalty

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Former Malden Human Services and Outreach Director Karen Colon Hayes pays $7,500 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

7/20/2023 State Ethics Commission

Colon Hayes hired two daughters and one daughter’s boyfriend for paid city jobs

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State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Former Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

7/06/2023 State Ethics Commission

Solomon allegedly caused changes to CBA that would increase his salary and provided unwarranted benefits to five intermittent police officers, including one who was a City Councilor

Press Release

Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo Admits he Violated Conflict of Interest Law by Representing his Brother in Lawsuit 

6/27/2023 State Ethics Commission

Arroyo pays $3,000 civil penalty

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Former Andover Youth Services Director William Fahey pays $20,000 civil penalty for violating conflict of interest law 

6/26/2023 State Ethics Commission

Fahey received private compensation relating to his public employment, allocated payments to himself and other town employees

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State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Lanesborough Economic Development Committee Chair and Planning Board Member Barbara Davis-Hassan violated Conflict of Interest Law 

5/17/2023 State Ethics Commission

Davis-Hassan allegedly represented Berkshire Mall owner, participated as Planning Board member in mall rezoning, then received commission on mall’s sale

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Supreme Judicial Court Denies Former Brookfield Selectman’s Application for Further Review of Conflict of Interest Law Violations 

5/16/2023 State Ethics Commission

Appeals Court decision upholding State Ethics Commission’s decision that Stephen Comtois violated conflict of interest law stands

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State Ethics Commission Publishes FY 2021 Annual Report 

4/03/2023 State Ethics Commission

Annual report available to view and download

Press Release

Charlton Police Sergeant Steven Madelle pays $10,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

3/29/2023 State Ethics Commission

Madelle used police resources to locate person with whom he had a private relationship