State ethics commission fines school employee

On 2/10/2010 the State ethics commission ruled in Bailey, Susan, Docket No. 10 0005 fining a Palmer public schools employee $2,000.00 for violating the State Ethics laws and keeping three ipods left by a private company for use in the schools.

“Section 23(b)(2) prohibits a public employee from knowingly, or with reason to know, using or attempting to use his official position to secure for himself or others unwarranted privileges or exemptions of substantial value not properly available to similarly situated individuals.”

Commentary,

For mis appropriating the 3 ipods Susan Bailey was fined $2,000.00. The lesson is that public employees need to be very wary of items left in their care. The State Ethics Commission does not take the matters lightly.

Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

About Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

Ronald A. Sellon is a licensed Attorney in the state of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, Massachusetts as well as a Sergeant with a Municipal Police Department and U.S. military Veteran. Additionally, he has taught Criminal Procedure at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree and has written a text on Criminal Procedure for police field training officer programs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, was a 2008 recipient of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (Mass C.O.P.) Presidents award and holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree. Questions related to content material may be directed to RSellon@PoliceLegalPromotions.com
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