Former Public Employee Enforcement Cases (G.L. c. 268A, §§ 5, 12, 18)

Commission Decisions, Disposition Agreements and Public Education Letters related to former public employees.
  1. Brooks, Edward, Docket No. 149
    Former employee of Boston Water and Sewer Commission fined for violating G.L. c. 268A, section 18 for receiving private compensation as a former municipal employee in relation to a matter in which he personally and substantially participated in as a municipal employee.

  2. Coelho, Paul Docket No. 697
    Norfolk Building Commissioner violated sections 18(a) & 19 when he participated in matters involving his future private employment.

  3. Crossen, Ralph, Docket No. 668
    Former Barnstable Building Commissioner Ralph Crossen fined $1,000 and forfeited $100 for representing a client in connection with an application for site plan review where Crossen had previously reviewed the application while the building commissioner.

  4. Crossman, David Docket No. 442
    A former member and chair of a conservation commission found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17(a), section 18(a), section 19 and section 23(b)(3) for his private consulting work in connection with the state's Wetland Protection Act.

  5. Egan, Robert Docket No. 352
    A zoning board of appeals member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 and section 18 for representing a private client before the ZBA while he served on the zoning board.

  6. Foley, Jr., Cornelius J., Docket No. 248
    Former House of Representatives staffer violated section 5 of the conflict of interest law by acting as a 'legislative agent' (lobbyist) before the House less than one year after he ceased working there.

  7. Foster, Badi G., Docket No. 134
    Former faculty member of the University of Massachusetts fined for violation of G.L. c. 268A, section 5(a).

  8. Howell, William Docket No. 395
    Former Industrial Accident Division Chief William E. Howell fined $1,000 for representing a client before the Industrial Accident Board (IAB) in his private business upon resigning his public job, violating the so-called "revolving door" section of the Conflict of Interest Law.

  9. Johnson, Walter, PEL 87-4
    A selectman and a private hospital found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 17 and section 18 by acting as the hospital's liaison with town boards and officials while serving as selectman.

  10. Poley, Philip Docket No. 13-0007
    Former MassHealth Chief Operating Officer Philip Poley pays $25,000 civil penalty for violating conflict of interest law by negotiating for a job with a company while working on a MassHealth/UMass project on which he was soliciting the company's involvement. 

  11. Powers, Michael D. Docket No. 396
    The Commission issues a decision and order in the matter of former Boston Police Department attorney Michael D. Powers, ruling the statute of limitations for determining a possible conflict of interest had run out. 

  12. Rostkowski, Michael, Docket No. 06-0009
    Former Dept. of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Management Analyst Michael Rostkowski paid $10,000 civil penalty for receiving compensation from a private company in connection with a landfill project in which he participated while he was a state employee.

  13. Wharton, Thomas W., Docket No. 236
    Former president of the Community Development Finance Corporation (CDFC), a state agency, violated G.L. c. 268A, section 5 by receiving compensation from a private company in connection with matters in which he had participated while at CDFC.

  14. Zerendow, Donald P., Docket No. 357
    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 5(b) by appearing before his agency in connection with a criminal investigation that was within his official responsibilities as a state employee.

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