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03/18/2019

Final Adjudications Issued - Skinner & Wells

Order No. 1748 (Skinner)
Member of the Board of Trustees
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
State System of Higher Education
Cheyney, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. As a Member of the Board of Trustees of Cheyney University of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Larry Skinner (“Skinner”) violated Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when he failed to timely file Statement of Financial Interests forms for the 2013, 2015, and 2017 calendar years.

2. A violation of Section 1105(a) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(a), occurred when Skinner failed to timely file Statement of Financial Interests forms for the 2013, 2015, and 2017 calendar years and subsequently backdated those filings to give the impression that the forms were timely filed.

3. A violation of Section 1105(b)(1) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(b)(1), occurred when Skinner failed to identify his public position/public office as a Member of the Cheyney University Board of Trustees upon Statements of Financial Interests filed for the 2013, 2014, and 2016 calendar years.

4. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Skinner is directed to make payment in the amount of $500.00 payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with such payment forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.

5. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Skinner is further directed to not accept any reimbursement, compensation or other payment from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education representing a full or partial reimbursement of the amount paid in settlement of this matter.

6. To the extent he has not already done so, Skinner is directed to file complete and accurate amended Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, through this Commission, by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.

7. Compliance with paragraphs 4, 5, and 6 of this Order will result in the closing of this case with no further action by this Commission.

a. Non-compliance will result in the institution of an order enforcement action.

Order No. 1749 (Wells)
Member of the Board of Trustees
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
State System of Higher Education
Cheyney, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. As a Member of the Board of Trustees of Cheyney University of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Joseph Wells (“Wells”) violated Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when he failed to timely file Statement of Financial Interests forms for the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 calendar years.

2. A violation of Section 1105(a) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(a), occurred when Wells failed to timely file Statement of Financial Interests forms for the 2015 and 2016 calendar years and subsequently backdated those filings to give the impression that the forms were timely filed.

3. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Wells is directed to make payment in the amount of $500.00 payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with such payment forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.

4. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Wells is further directed to not accept any reimbursement, compensation or other payment from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education representing a full or partial reimbursement of the amount paid in settlement of this matter.

5. Compliance with paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Order will result in the closing of this case with no further action by this Commission.

a. Non-compliance will result in the institution of an order enforcement action.

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