Ethics: UAPA Violations Lobbyist

Actions Under the UAPA for Alleged Violations of the Code of Ethics
for Public Officials

-2014- 


Docket No. 2014-09UP:  In the Matter of Vincent C. Messina.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a state marshal required to file a 2013 Statement of Financial Interests, failed to timely file a 2013 SFI that comports with General Statutes §§ 1-83 (a) (1) and 1-83 (b) (2).  The Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI did not include all amounts and sources of income earned in his capacity as state marshal, and imposed a fine of $5 per each day the form was delinquent.

 

-2013-
   
Docket No. 2013-1UP to 2013-15UP:  Enforcement Actions Against Public Officials or State Employees Required to file a Statement of Financial Interests. In 2013, the Enforcement Division of the Office of State Ethics prosecuted multiple actions against public officials or state employees who failed to accurately and/or timely file their 2012 Statement of Financial Interests (“SFI") or Marshal’s Statement of Income by May 1, 2013. All matters but two were resolved prior to administrative hearings with eleven respondents paying penalties in the amount of $1,355. Two contested hearings were conducted on May 18, 2010:

         

Docket No. 2013-01UP:  In the Matter of Patricia Randall.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a State Marshal required to file a 2012 Statement of Financial Interests, failed to timely file her 2012 SFI by May 1, 2013, as required by General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1).  The Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not timely filed, and imposed a $570 fine, $10 per each day the form was delinquent.  This is the fourth consecutive year that the Respondent has failed to timely file her SFI.

Docket No. 2013-08UP:  In the Matter of Daphne A. Deeds.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a member of the Executive Department, specifically a member of the State Library Board required to file a 2012 Statement of Financial Interests, failed to timely file her 2012 SFI by May 1, 2013, as required by General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1).  The Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not timely filed, and waived the $370 fine, $10 per each day the form was delinquent. 

-2012-

Docket No. 2012-1UP to 2012-05UP:  Enforcement Actions Against Public Officials or State Employees Required to file a Statement of Financial Interests. In 2012, the Enforcement Division of the Office of State Ethics prosecuted multiple actions against public officials or state employees who failed to accurately and/or timely file their 2011 Statement of Financial Interests ("SFI") by May 1, 2012. Two matters were dismissed and three matters were settled prior to an administrative hearing, resulting in the collection of penalties in the amount of $355.

-2011-

Docket No. 2011-1UP to 2011-13 UP:  Enforcement Actions Against Public Officials or State Employees Required to file a Statement of Financial Interests.  In 2011, the Enforcement Division of the Office of State Ethics prosecuted multiple actions against public officials or state employees who failed to timely file their 2010 Statement of Financial Interests (“SFI") by May 2, 2011*.  Two matters were dismissed and six matters were settled prior to an administrative hearing, resulting in the collection of penalties in the amount of $1,755.  Four contested hearings were conducted:

Docket No. 2011-3UP:  In the Matter of Michael K. Sanders.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent,  an employee of the Department of Public Works, failed to timely file his 2010 SFI as required by General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1).  Following a contested hearing, which the Respondent failed to attend, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not timely filed, and imposed a civil penalty of $40 ($10 per each day the form was delinquent).  Pursuant to General Statutes § 1-88 (d), the matter was then referred to the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office to obtain recovery of the penalty.  This was the third consecutive year that the Respondent had failed to timely file his SFI.

Docket No. 2011-5UP:  In the Matter of Ann Kiessling.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a member of the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee, failed to timely file a 2010 SFI as required by General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1).  Following a contested hearing, which the Respondent did not attend, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not timely filed, and imposed a fine of $10 per each day the form was delinquent, for a total amount of $560. 

Docket No. 2011-06UP:   In the Matter of Robert Congdon.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a member of the Transportation Strategy Board, failed to timely file his SFI as required by General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1).  Following a contested hearing, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not timely filed and imposed a civil penalty of $50.

Docket No. 2011-08UP:   In the Matter of David Brown.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, an employee of the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, failed to timely file his 2010 SFI as required by General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1).  Following a contested hearing, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not timely filed and imposed a civil penalty of $50.

* Pursuant to Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board Policy No. 3.

-2010-

Docket No. 2010-1UP to 2010-18UP:  Enforcement Actions Against Public Officials or State Employees Required to File a Statement of Financial Interests.  In 2010, the Enforcement Division of the Office of State Ethics prosecuted multiple actions against public officials or state employees who failed to timely file their 2009 Statement of Financial Interests (“SFI") by May 1, 2010.  All matters but one were settled or dismissed prior to an administrative hearing, with twelve respondents paying penalties in the amount of $2,240.  A contested hearing was conducted on May 18, 2010:

Docket No. 2010-1UP:  In the Matter of Michael K. Sanders.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a state employee required to file a 2010 Statement of Financial Interests, failed to timely file his 2009 SFI by May 1, 2010, as required by General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1).  Following a contested hearing, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not timely filed, and imposed a fine of $10 per each day the form was delinquent.  This is the second consecutive year that the Respondent has failed to timely file his SFI.

-2009-

Docket No. 2009-1UP to 2009-20UP: Enforcement Actions Against Public Officials or State Employees Required to File a Statement of Financial Interests.  Multiple actions were prosecuted in 2009 against public officials or state employees who failed to accurately or timely file a Statement of Financial Interests (“SFI").  All matters but two were settled or dismissed prior to administrative hearings, with five respondents paying penalties in the total amount of $2,110.  Hearings on the two matters were conducted on November 23, 2009:

Docket No. 2009-9UP:   In the Matter of Michael K. Sanders.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a state employee required to file a Statement of Financial Interests, failed to timely file his 2008 SFI by May 1, 2009, as required by General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1).  Following a contested hearing, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not timely filed and imposed a fine of $690.

Docket No. 2009-02UP:  In the Matter of Richard Albrecht.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a state marshal, failed to file his 2008 Annual Statement of Income in a timely manner in violation of General Statutes §1-83(a)(1).  Following a contested hearing, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s statement was not filed on time and imposed a civil penalty of $400.

-2008-

Docket No. 2008-2UP to 2008-4UP:  In 2008, three Enforcement actions were prosecuted against public officials or state employees who failed to timely file a Statement of Financial Interests with the Office of State Ethics.   One of the matters was settled prior to administrative hearing, with the imposition and collection of a penalty of $1,610. The other two hearings were conducted on October 23, 2008:

Docket No. 2008-02UP:  In the Matter of Bonnie Lasky.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a state employee required to file a Statement of Financial Interests (“SFI”) for calendar year 2007, violated General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1), by failing to file her 2007 SFI in a timely manner.  Following a contested hearing, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not timely filed and imposed a civil penalty of $300.

Docket No. 2008-03UP:  In the Matter of Richard Albrecht.  The Office of State Ethics alleged that the Respondent, a state marshal, violated General Statutes § 1-83(a)(1), by failing to file his 2007 Annual Statement of Income in a timely manner.  Following a contested hearing, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board issued a final decision finding that the Respondent’s SFI was not filed on time and imposed a civil penalty of $250.



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