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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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State Ethics Commission Finds Former State Auditor’s Office Consultant Jeffrey Fournier Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

9/29/2021 State Ethics Commission

While an OSA consultant, Fournier pitched his private company’s services to state agencies as solution for issues raised by OSA audit

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Wellesley Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Peterson Pays $5,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

9/21/2021 State Ethics Commission

Peterson altered Fire Department hiring process to favor Fire Chief’s son

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State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Hardwick Planning Board Member Erik Fleming Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

9/14/2021 State Ethics Commission

Commission found reasonable cause to believe 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’s Enforcement Division Alleges Former Templeton Director of Veterans Services John Caplis Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

9/10/2021 State Ethics Commission

Commission found reasonable cause to believe Caplis submitted a fraudulent veterans benefits invoice to improperly reimburse his friend for a building permit

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Former Commissioner Nonnie S. Burnes Mourned 

8/20/2021 State Ethics Commission

Ms. Burnes served on the State Ethics Commission from 1994-1996

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Wellesley Fire Chief Richard DeLorie Pays $10,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Conflict of Interest Law 

8/05/2021 State Ethics Commission

DeLorie participated in son’s hiring as firefighter

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State Ethics Commission Issues Public Education Letter to Boston Police Officer James Clark 

6/30/2021 State Ethics Commission

Commission finds reasonable cause to believe Clark violated conflict of interest law by creating phony criminal complaint application to help acquaintance

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Superior Court Affirms State Ethics Commission’s Finding that Former Brookfield Selectman Stephen Comtois Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

5/20/2021 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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State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Aquinnah Selectman Gary Haley Violated Conflict of Interest Law 

5/19/2021 State Ethics Commission

Commission found reasonable cause to believe Haley chose himself to perform electrical infrastructure work for Aquinnah, overcharged the town, and approved payment to himself

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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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