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Bribery Enforcement Matters (G.L. c. 268A, § 2)

G.L. c. 268A, § 2
  1. Adamson, Randy
    Revere Sewer Foreman Randy Adamson fined $8,000 for performing private water and sewer work in the city and for paying bribes to Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund General Manager Joseph Maglione to secure permits to do the work.

  2. Charles Birchall, III Docket No. 11-0020
    Former Lawrence Public Schools Employee Charles Birchall, III violated the conflict of interest law by accepting a bribe in exchange for issuing a fraudulent purchase order, and for using school department resources for a private printing job.  Birchall paid a $6,000 civil penalty and a $2,449 civil forfeiture.

  3. Craven, Jr., James J. Docket No. 110
    The Ethics Commission decided constitutional issues raised by the respondent, and then found that the respondent, State Representative James J. Craven, Jr., violated sections 6 and 23 by using his position to pressure EOCD officials to provide state funding for a community development corporation , Jamaica Plain Community Development Foundation, founded by Craven's legislative aide, which rented space in a building owned by Rep. Craven's siblings.  The Commission found that Rep. Craven did not violate section 2 in connection with this matter.

  4. Edwards, Terry Docket No. 08-0006
    Former P.J. Landers project manager Terry Edwards fined $5,000 for paying bribes to a Highway Department inspector in order to have the inspector approve work performed by P.J. Landers.

  5. Giampa, Kelly Docket No. 06-0001
    Former Springfield Parking Authority (the Authority) Operations and Facilities Manager Kelly Giampa was fined $3,000 for soliciting bribes for herself and a friend in early September 2003 from a contractor seeking work from the Authority.

  6. Giannino, Anthony Docket No. 07-0038
    Revere Drain Department Foreman Anthony Giannino fined $8,000 for performing private water and sewer work in the city and for paying bribes to Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund General Manager Joseph Maglione to secure permits to do the work.

  7. Jovanovic, Michael Docket No. 625
    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that Quincy resident Michael Jovanovic violated the state's conflict law by offering a bribe to a Department of Medical Assistance employee who was about to deny Jovanovic's application for financial assistance for his brother who was in a nursing home.

  8. Kennedy, Thomas Docket No. 08-0007
    Former MassHighway Inspector fined $6,000 for soliciting and receiving bribes from a vendor in exchange for making the job go smoother.

  9. Laurenza, John Docket No. 12-0006
    A former Lawrence public school department employee was cited for accepting money in a bid rigging arrangement with a vendor.

  10. Maglione, Joseph Docket No. 07-0039
    The Commission concluded that the allegations were not proven by a preponderance of the evidence.

  11. Nolan, Thomas H. Docket No. 361
    A mayor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 2 and section 3 for allegedly offering not to schedule a fire captains' promotional exam in exchange for the support of ten firefighters in his re-election campaign.

  12. Scott, John F. Docket No. 08-0018
    Property developer, John F. Scott, found to have violated G. L. c. 268A, section 3(a) by offering something of substantial value to a municipal employee for or because of official acts performed or to be performed by him.

  13. St. Germain, Matthew Docket No. 687
    Berkley septic installer paid two Board of Health members $100 each for signing certificate of compliance, violated sections 2& 3.

  14. Stanton, William J. Docket No. 440
    A former employee of the speaker of the house found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 2 and section 3 by accepting a bribe and several gifts from individuals with whom he had official dealings.

  15. Sunskis, Algird Docket No. 13-0002
    The Ethics Commission issued a Ruling and Order of Dismissal granting a Joint Motion to Dismiss the Adjudicatory Proceeding involving Algird Sunskis.

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