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Gifts and Gratuities Enforcement Matters (G.L. c. 268A, § 3)

G.L. c. 268A, § 3
  1. Ackerley Communications of Massachusetts, Inc. Docket No. 406
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Ackerley Communications of Massachusetts, Inc., admitted to violating Section 3(a) of the conflict of interest law by giving five Boston Bruins skybox tickets to a state representative and agreed to pay a $500 civil penalty.

  2. Associated Industries of Massachusetts Docket No. 548
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Associated Industries of Massachusetts admitted to violating Section 3(a) of the conflict of interest law by providing illegal gratuities to legislators and agreed to pay a $2,000 civil penalty.

  3. Antonelli, Sr., Rocco J. Docket No. 148
    The Commission issued a Decision concluding that Middlesex County Treasurer Rocco J. Antonelli, Sr. violated section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law in his dealings with Coolidge Bank and section 23(e) in his his dealings with the Capitol Bank, U.S. Trust and Suffolk Franklin Bank. He was ordered to pay civil penalties totaling $5,250.

  4. Barnes, James Docket No. 685
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which painter and plaster worker James Barnes admitted to violating section 3(a) of the conflict of interest law by offering an illegal gratuity to thank a state Division of Occupational Safety employee who reviewed his EPA exam. Barnes agreed to pay a $2,000 civil penalty.

  5. Bauer, Wolfgang Docket No. 538
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Franklin Town Administrator Wolfgang Bauer admitted to violating section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting reduced apartment rental from developers Patrick Marguerite and Francis Molla and agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty.

  6. Berlucchi, Stephen Docket No. 502
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Massachusetts Highway Department Highway Maintenance Engineer Stephen Berlucchi admitted to violating section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by accepting food, drinks, entertainment and overnight hotel accommodations from a private company. Berlucchi agreed to pay A $950 civil penalty.

  7. Besso, Donald Docket No. 669
    The Commission issued a Decision concluding that Wareham resident Donald Besso did not provide an illegal gratuity to Wareham Zoning Board of Appeals member David Boucher when he provided him a $100 gift certificate, and ordered the matter dismissed.

  8. Boyle, James Public Education Letter
    The Commission issued a public letter to Pittsfield School Committee member James Boyle after finding that Boyle violated section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting free travel from a private company with which the city subsequently entered into a contract.

  9. Bump, Suzanne M. Docket No. 485
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which State Representative Suzanne Bump admitted to violating section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by accepting dinner and theater tickets for herself and her husband from a private business and agreed to pay a $600 civil penalty.

  10. Burke, John P. Public Education Letter
    The Commission issued a public enforcement letter to State Senator John P. Burke, whom it found  violated section 3 of the conflict of interest law by receiving a rifle from a private business.

  11. Burke, Jr., William A. Docket No. 282
    The Commission issued a decision concluding that Public Health Council member William A. Burke, Jr. violated section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by soliciting a private meeting with the CEO of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital to present an insurance proposal on behalf of a private consulting firm for which Burke worked, while the hospital's determination of needs application was pending before the Public Health Council. The Commission ordered Burke to pay a $1,000 civil penalty.

  12. Byrne, James Docket No. 05-0006
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Construction Monitoring Services, Inc. owner James Byrne agreed to pay a $2,000 civil penalty and admitted to violating section 3(a) of the conflict of interest law by offering a ski trip to an Old Rochester Regional School District employee who oversaw Byrne's work in connection with a school construction project. 

  13. Calo, Robert Docket No. 504
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Massachusetts Highway Department Engineer Robert Calo agreed to pay a $340 civil penalty and admitted to violating section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by accepting food, drinks, entertainment and overnight hotel accommodations from Middlesex Paving Corporation, a contractor whose work he supervised.

  14. Cass, William F. Docket No. 489
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which State Representative William Cass admitted to violating section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by accepting free rounds of golf paid for by a lobbyist and agreed to pay a $550 civil penalty.

  15. Cataldo, Robert Docket No. 550
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which business consultant Robert Cataldo admitted to violating section 3(a) of the conflict of interest law by providing Speaker of the House Charles F. Flaherty, Jr. with free stays in a luxury condominium and agreed to pay a $7,500 civil penalty.

  16. The Choate Group Docket No. 549
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which lobbying firm The Choate Group agreed to pay a $3,000 civil penalty for violating section 3(a) of the conflict of interest law by paying for multiple July 4th parties in Kennebunkport, Maine, for Speaker of the House Charles F. Flaherty, Jr. and others. 

  17. Connery, James F. Docket No. 285
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Revere Fire Chief James F. Connery agreed to pay a $2,000 civil penalty for violating Section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by accepting weekly payments of $150 from Suffolk Downs for performing fire protection duties at the racetrack that fell within his responsibilities as fire chief.

  18. Corso, Carol Public Enforcement Letter 90-5
    The Commission issued a Public Enforcement Letter to Haverhill Council on Aging Director Carol Corso concluding that she may have violated the conflict of interest law by accepting discounted familiarization trips from travel agencies working with the COA.

  19. Cox, John F. Docket No. 493
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which State Representative John F. Cox agreed to pay a $1,750 civil penalty for violating section 3(b) and section 23(b)(3) of the conflict of interest law by accepting accepting a dinners and entertainment for himself and his wife from lobbyists. 

  20. Deleire, John A. Docket No. 289
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Revere Fire Chief John A. DeLeire admitted to violating sections 19 and 23 of the conflict of interest law by continuing to accept weekly payments from Suffolk Downs, which formerly employed him as a consultant, to perform security work within his official responsibilities as police chief; and section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by receiving payments from Wonderland Dog Track and Showcase Cinema to perform security work that was within his official responsibility and for which he was already paid by the city. He agreed to pay three civil penalties totaling $6,000.

  21. Dunnet, John Docket No. 12-0009
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which former CBE Holdings, LLC salesman John Dunnet admitted to violating section 3(a) of the conflict of interest law on 32 occasions by paying an Executive Office of Transportation employee a total of $142,500 from his own personal bank account in an attempt to influence a contract decision in his favor. Dunnet was ordered to pay a $35,000 civil penalty.

  22. Ruberto, James M. and Duquette, Daniel Docket No. 08-0014
    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that Pittsfield Mayor James M. Ruberto and Daniel Duquette each violated section 3 of the conflict of interest law, and Ruberto also violated sections 23(b)(2) and 23(b)(3), in connection with Duquette's sale of 2004 World Series tickets to Ruberto at face value at a time when he was seeking an agreement with Ruberto to locate a minor league baseball team in the city. 

  23. Emilio, Frank A. Docket No. 486
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which State Representative Frank A. Emilio admitted to violating section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by accepting $1,384 in gratuities from lobbyists and agreed to pay a $4,200 civil penalty.

  24. EUA Cogenex Docket No. 453
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which emergency management company EUA Cogenex admitted to violating section 3 of the conflict of interest law by offering and providing a Boston Harbor cruise to public officials in an effort to engender good will. Cogenex agreed to pay a $2,000 civil penalty.

  25. Fitzgerald, Kevin Public Education Letter 92-1
    The Commission issued a Public Education Letter after finding reasonable cause to believe that State Representative Kevin Fitzgerald and his administrative assistant, Patricia McDermott, violated sections 3 and 23(b)(3)Conflict of Interest Law by inheriting nearly $400,000 from so-called "bag lady" Mary Guzelian, who had received services through Fitzgerald's office.

  26. Flaherty, Charles Docket No. 397
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which House Speaker Charles F. Flaherty admitted to violating section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting a gift of Boston Celtics box-seat tickets from an advertising company whose operations could be affected by pending legislature. Flaherty agreed to pay a $500 civil penalty and a $150 forfeiture.

  27. Flaherty, Charles Docket No. 547
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which House Speaker Charles F. Flaherty admitted to violating section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting free use of vacation homes from persons with interests in legislation. Flaherty agreed to pay a $26,000 civil penalty.

  28. Flanagan, James Docket No. 518
    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that Massachusetts Turnpike Authority employee James Flanagan accepted free entertainment and hotel accommodations from Turnpike Authority vendor Middlesex Paving Company, and failed to disclose the purchase of a used car from construction company, Petruzzi and Forrester, another Turnpike Authority vendor. Flanagan was ordered to pay a $750 civil penalty.

  29. Flynn, Peter Y. Docket No. 422
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Plymouth County Sheriff Peter Y. Flynn admitted to violating sections 3 and 23 of the conflict of interest law by paying for personal expenses with a "company" credit card from vendor Deputies, Inc. Flynn agreed to pay a $2,000 civil penalty and $1,249.13 in restitution.

  30. Goldman, Sachs & Co. Docket No. 564
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Goldman, Sachs & Co. admitted to violating Section 3 of the conflict of interest law by providing meals and theater tickets to Deputy Treasurer Steven Kaseta and Health and Education Facilities Authority Executive Director Edward Murphy. Goldman, Sachs & Co. agreed to pay a $3,500 civil penalty.

  31. Hatem, Ellis John Docket No. 187
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Ellis John Hatem, the Director of Support Services at Department of Mental Health facility the Walter E. Fernand School, violated section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting a trip to the Winter Olympics for himself and his family from an individual whose products he purchased for the school. Hatem  agreed to pay a $1,000 civil penalty and a $330 forfeiture.

  32. Hebert, Raymond Docket No. 499
    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that Norton Building Inspector Raymond Hebert violated sections 3(b) and 23(b)(3) of the conflict of interest law by receiving free construction services and a builder's discount on appliances, and for acting in matters involving the builders who were constructing his home without making appropriate disclosures. Hebert was ordered to pay a $3,000 civil penalty.

  33. Hermenau, Arthur Docket No. 409
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Pembroke Highway Surveyor Arthur Hermenau admitted to violating section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by soliciting discounted driveway paving services from a private business that had a municipal contract he had awarded. Hermenau agreed to pay a $1,000 civil penalty and a $500 forfeiture.

  34. Hilson, Arthur L. Docket No. 451
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which UMass-Amherst Director of Public Safety Arthur L. Hilson admitted to violating sections 3 and 23 of the conflict of interest law by soliciting a no-interest loan from one of his employees and failing to fully repay it. Hilson agreed to pay a $4,000 civil penalty and forfeited $1,000 he received as an improper gift in connection with this matter.

  35. Honan, Kevin Docket No. 494
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which State Representative Kevin Honan admitted to violating sections 3 and 23 of the conflict of interest law by accepting gifts of Celtics tickets, a golf outing, and dinner for two at the Ritz Carlton from lobbyists from John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts. Honan agreed to pay a $1,050 civil penalty.

  36. Howarth, Robert Docket No. 487
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which State Representative Robert Howarth admitted to violating section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by accepting $956 in drinks, meals, golf outings and lodging from a John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company lobbyist. Howarth agreed to pay a $2,850 civil penalty.

  37. Iannaco, Ronald Docket No. 505
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Massachusetts Highway Department Civil Engineer Ronald Iannaco admitted to violating section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by accepting food, drinks, entertainment and overnight hotel accommodations from a Middlesex Paving Corporation, a private company whose contract he oversaw. Iannaco agreed to pay a $340 civil penalty.

  38. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. Docket 482
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company admitted to violating section 3(a) of the conflict of interest law by providing more than $30,000 in illegal gratuities, including meals, drinks, sports tickets, and golf outings, to state legislators. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company agreed to pay a $110,000 civil penalty.

  39. Jordan, Patrick F. Docket No. 190
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Stoneham Selectman Patrick Jordan admitted to violating section 3(b) of the conflict law by a loan guarantee, loan payments, and interest free loans from a real estate developer with a substantial interest in the town's official dealings. Jordan agreed to pay a $1,000 civil penalty and forfeit $900 he had gained as a result of the violation.

  40. Jovanovic, Michael Docket No. 625
    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that Quincy resident Michael Jovanovic violated section 3 of the 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. Jovanovic was ordered to pay a $2,000 civil penalty.

  41. Kaseta, Steven J. Docket No. 565
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Deputy Treasurer Steven Kaseta admitted to violating Section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting theater tickets and meals from Goldman, Sachs & Co. Kaseta agreed to pay a $1,500 civil penalty.

  42. Keating, P. J. Docket No. 455
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which P.J. Keating Company admitted to violating the section 3 of the conflict of interest law by providing free paving of a Winchendon Department of Public Works Director Michael Murphy's driveway. P.J. Keating Company agreed to pay a $2,000 civil penalty.

  43. Kincus, David Public Enforcement Letter 90-3
    The Commission issued a Public Enforcement Letter to Holbrook Firefighter David F. Kincus informing him that he may have violated section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting an all-expenses-paid trip to Florida to inspect a fire truck being built for the town.

  44. LaFrankie, Robert Public Education Letter
    The Commission issued a Public Education Letter to Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Robert LaFrankie informing him that he violated section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting free travel to the Illinois headquarters of ServiceMaster, a company with which the city subsequently entered into a contract.

  45. LIAM Docket No. 528
    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that the Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts violated section 3 by  providing meals to state legislators.The Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts was ordered to pay a $4,000 civil penalty. (This case supercedes the previous LIAM.)

  46. LIAM, Inc. Docket No. 528
    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that the Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts violated section 3 by  providing meals to state legislators. The Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts was ordered to pay a $13,500 civil penalty. (This case was appealed and is superceded by the other LIAM case)

  47. Logan, Louis L. Docket No. 131
    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that Certified Public Accountant Louis Logan  who provided private accounting services and was also employed by the Mass. Science & Technology Foundation violated sections 3(b), 4(a), 23(e) and (f) of the conflict of interest law and  section 7 of the financial disclosure law by accepting compensation from a private organization for work he performed as a state employee, by being paid by a private organization to prepare state corporation excise tax returns, by participating in the review of a loan application from a private organization that paid him, and by filing false Statements of financial Interests. Logan was ordered to pay civil penalties totaling $3,300.
     

  48. Magliano, Francis M. Docket No. 312
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Brockton Building Superintendent Francis Magliano admitted to violating section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting a trip to Florida to view hotels paid for by a real estate developer who sought a permit and a zoning ordinance to build a hotel in Brockton. He agreed to pay a $1,000 civil penalty and $668 as a forfeiture of the economic advantage he gained by accepting the trip.

  49. Maglione, Joseph Docket No. 07-0039
    The Commission issued a Decision and Order concluding that allegations that Revere Department of Public Works Water Facilities Director Joseph Maglione violated sections 2, 3, and 23 of the conflict of interest law by demanding and accepting bribes from city employees doing private contracting work were not proven by a preponderance of the evidence.

  50. Mahoney, Eugene J. Docket No. 193
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which former Braintree Board of Assessors member Eugene J. Mahoney admitted to violating Section 19 of the conflict of interest law by improperly lowering the assessment on property in which he and his family had a financial interest and Section 3(b) of the conflict of interest law by, as a municipal employee, trying to arrange the sale of land to a trust of which he was a beneficiary. Mahoney paid $2,000 in civil penalties, a $3,150 reimbursement to the Town of Braintree, and $4,850 to cover the expenses of investigating the violations.

  51. Mara, Francis G. Docket No. 492
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which State Representative Francis Mara admitted to violating section 3(b) and section 23(b)(3) of the conflict of interest law by accepting gratuities and a dinner for himself and his wife from lobbyists. Mara paid a a $1,700 civil penalty.

  52. Marble, William Public Education Letter 90-2
    The Commission issued a Public Education Letter to Holbrook Fire Chief William Marble informing him that he may have violated section 3 of the conflict of interest law by accepting an all-expenses-paid trip to Florida to inspect a fire truck being built for the town.

  53. Marguerite, Patrick Docket No. 539
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which developer Patrick Marguerite admitted to providing an apartment at a reduced rent to Franklin Town Administrator Wolfgang Bauer and agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.

  54. Mass Candy Docket No. 454
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Mass. Candy and Tobacco Distributors admitted to violating section 3 by providing free entertainment to legislators in an effort to engender goodwill and paid a $2,000 civil penalty.

  55. Mass Medical Society Docket No. 537
    The Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which the Massachusetts Medical Society admitted to violating section 3(a) of the conflict of interest law by providing approximately $15,000 in illegal gratuities to state legislators and paid a $45,000 civil penalty.

  56. McDermott, Patricia, Public Enforcement Letter 92-2
    The Commission found reasonable cause to believe that State Representative Kevin Fitzgerald and his administrative assistant, Patricia McDermott, violated the state's Conflict of Interest Law by inheriting nearly $400,000 from Mary Guzelian, who had received services through Fitzgerald's office.

  57. Menard, Joan Docket No. 496
    A state representative found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, §3(b) for accepting gratuities.

  58. Michael, George A. Docket No. 137
    Dept. of Public Health employee violated sections 3(b), 6, 23(d), (e) and (f)  of the conflict of interest law, G.L. c. 268A, and section 7 of the financial disclosure law, G.L. c. 268B.

  59. Middlesex Paving Corporation Docket No. 500
    A private paving company found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(a) for entertainment of the state employees, whose official responsibility included overseeing the company's state contracts.

  60. Mihos, James C. Docket No. 312
    Brockton resident James Mihos admitted to violating the 'gift' prohibition of the conflict of interest law.

  61. Molla, Francis Docket No. 540
    Developer Francis Molla provided reduced rent apartment to the Franklin Town Administrator.

  62. Moore, Brian Docket No. 06-0025
    Brian Moore, the owner of Kappy's Liquors in Springfield, was fined $10,000 for giving gift certificates to Springfield License Commission members.

  63. Morin, Peter B. Docket No. 488
    State Representative Peter Morin violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) by accepting gratuities.

  64. Murphy, Edward M. Public Education Letter
    Health and Education Facilities Executive Director Edward M. Murphy issued a Public Enforcement Letter for accepting illegal gratuities from Goldman, Sachs & Co.

  65. Murphy, Michael Docket No. 456
    Winchendon DPW Superintendent violated section 3 by receiving free paving of his driveway from a private asphalt manufacturer.

  66. Muzik, Robert Docket No. 580
    Muzik Limousine and Sedan Service owner Robert Muzik fined $500 for giving illegal gratuities to Steamship Authority employees.

  67. New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. Docket No. 498
    A private insurance company found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 3(a) for illegally entertaining and providing gratuities to state legislators.

  68. Nickinello, Louis Docket No. 398
    An advertising executive is fined $500 for violating the conflict of interest law by offering free skybox tickets for a Boston Bruins game to a state representative as the House considered stricter outdoor advertising regulations.

  69. 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.

  70. Ogden Suffolk Downs, Inc. Docket No. 288
    Ogden Suffolk Downs, Inc. paid $2,000 civil penalty for violating section 3 by paying the Revere Fire Chief privately for performing fire watch duties at Suffolk Downs Race Track.

  71. O'Toole, Edward Docket No. 501
    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) for accepting food, drinks, entertainment and overnight hotel accommodations from a private company.

  72. Palumbo, Elizabeth Docket No. 399
    The public relations director of an advertising corporation fined for giving free Boston Celtics tickets to the Speaker of the House of Representatives while legislation came before the House pertaining to the corporation's business.  The gift constituted a violation of the conflict of interest law's gifts and gratuities section. 

  73. Pavlidakes, Joyce Public Enforcement Letter 90-6
    Joyce Pavlidakes, volunteer coordinator of the Haverhill Council on Aging, may have violated the conflict of interest law by accepting a discounted trip from a travel agency hoping to do business with the COA.

  74. Petruzzi & Forrester Inc., Docket No. 519
    East Brookfield construction company Petruzzi and Forrester, a Turnpike Authority vendor, did not violate G.L. c. 268A by transferring ownership of a used car to Turnpike Authority employee James Flanagan.

  75. Pitaro, Carl D. Docket No. 312
    Brockton Mayor Carl Pitaro admitted to violating the "gift" prohibition of the conflict of interest law.

  76. Poirier, Kevin Docket No. 490
    A state representative found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) for accepting gratuities.

  77. Ramirez, Angel Public Education Letter
    A school committee member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3 by accepting free travel from a private company that the city subsequently entered into a contract with.

  78. Risser, Jr., Herbert E. Docket No. 147
    Acting Registrar at the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics Herbert Risser violated section 3 by receiving funds from private organizations in exchange for speeding up the processing of their record requests.

  79. Rockland Trust Co. Docket No. 372
    A bank found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3 for continuing to sponsor a summer cruise for municipal treasurers.

  80. Ruberto, James M. and Duquette, Daniel Docket No. 08-0014
    The Commission concluded that Pittsfield Mayor James M. Ruberto and Daniel Duquette each violated G.L. c. 268A, the conflict of interest law, in connection with Duquette's sale of 2004 World Series tickets to Ruberto.

  81. Salamanca, Anthony Docket No. 503
    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, § 3(b) for accepting food, drinks, entertainment and overnight hotel accommodations from a private company.

  82. Sandonato, Francis Docket No. 506
    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, § 3(b) for accepting food, drinks, entertainment and overnight hotel accommodations from a private company.

  83. Scaccia, Angelo M. Docket No. 529
    Ethics Commission Decision and Order fining State Representative Angelo Scaccia $3,000 for accepting gratuities from lobbyists with interests in legislative business.

  84. 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.

  85. Shay, John Docket No. 445
    A school committee member found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) by receiving a "free" paint job of his apartment by a school department employee.

  86. Smith, Charles Public Education Letter
    A mayor found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3 by accepting free travel from a private company that the city subsequently entered into a contract with.

  87. Spencer, Manuel F. Docket No. 262
    Sewer Inspector with the Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, sections 23(par 2)(2) and (3) in connection with the installation of a new sewer main.

  88. 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.

  89. Stamps, Leon Docket No. 412
    Former Boston City Auditor Leon Stamps fined $1,500 after attending business conferences that included substantial "frills."

  90. 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.

  91. State St. Bank & Trust Co. Docket No. 413
    A bank found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3 by paying for meals, accommodations and entertainment expenses for a former city auditor during at an out-of-state conference.

  92. Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. Docket No. 411
    Boston-based engineering firm Stone & Webster fined $2,000 for hosting educational seminars for public officials that involved substantial "frills." 

  93. Tilcon Massachusetts, Inc. Docket No. 410
    A private business found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(a) for paving the private driveway of a former highway surveyor and charging him a discounted "town rate" for the work.

  94. Traylor, George Docket No. 534
    A registered legislative agent found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(a) for giving state legislators entertainment worth $50 or more, which each such legislator had taken or was in a position to take official action on proposed legislation that affected the financial interests of one of his clients.

  95. Municipal Treasurers Public Education Letter
    Five municipal treasurers found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3 when the bank paid for and the treasurers accepted lunches, dinners, theater tickets and golfing expenses.

  96. Trodella, Vito Docket No. 382
    Vito Trodella, a member of the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, fined $500 for requesting and receiving free season passes and premium parking to the Suffolk Downs Racetrack, which employs veterinarians licensed by the board.

  97. US Trust Public Education Letter
    A Boston bank found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3 when the bank paid for and the treasurers accepted lunches, dinners, theater tickets and golfing expenses.

  98. Wallen, Frank, Docket No. 246 and Cardelli, John, Docket No. 247
    Brockton Department of Public Works Commissioner Frank Wallen violated section 23 by accepting $8,500 from Charm Construction Company owner John Cardelli at a time when Charm had contracts and other business dealings with the DPW.  The Decision and Order found no violation of section 3 by either Wallen or Cardelli.

  99. Walsh, Michael P. Docket No. 509
    State Representative Michael Walsh violated G.L. c. 268A, § 3(b) by accepting gratuities from lobbyists.

  100. Walsh, Thomas P. Docket 491
    State Representative Thomas P. Walsh violated G.L. c. 268A, section 3(b) and section 23(b)(3) by accepting gratuities and a dinner for himself and his wife from lobbyists.

  101. Ward, George Docket No. 507
    A state employee found to have violated G.L. c. 268A, § 3(b) for accepting food, drinks, entertainment and overnight hotel accommodations from a private company.

  102. Wilson, Laval Public Education Letter 90-1
    The Commission finds reasonable cause indicating Boston Public Schools Superintendent Laval Wilson accepted a trip to Orlando, Florida, which was paid for by a vendor doing business with the school district. 

  103. Woodward Spring Shop Public Enforcement Letter 90-4
    A former Quincy business may have violated the conflict of interest law by paying for two Holbrook public employees' travel to Florida, where they inspected a fire truck for the town.

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