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Final Adjudications Issued - Geiger, Hoppes-Goroshko, Smith, Reed, Jackson, Rinier, Willis, Curcie, Baines, Jefferson, Staton, & Howze

10/07/2020


Order No. 666-S (Geiger) 
Income Maintenance Caseworker
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Philadelphia, PA  19125

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Kia Geiger (“Geiger”), as an Income Maintenance Caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when she failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2017 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Geiger at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2017 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Geiger is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Geiger is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2017 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission for compliance verification purposes.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 667-S (Hoppes-Goroshko) 
Dentist 
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Wernersville, PA  19565

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Elaine Hoppes-Goroshko (“Hoppes-Goroshko”), as a Dentist for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when she failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Hoppes-Goroshko at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Hoppes-Goroshko is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Hoppes-Goroshko is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission for compliance verification purposes.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 668-S (Smith) 
Technical Assistant 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Bridgeville, PA  15017

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Joseph W. Smith (“Smith”), as a Technical Assistant for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when he failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Smith at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day his Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Smith is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Smith is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission for compliance verification purposes.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 669-S (Reed) 
Constable/Deputy Constable
Upper Macungie Township
Breinigsville, PA  18031

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Gregory Reed (“Reed”), as a Constable/Deputy Constable, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when he failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Reed at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day his Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Reed is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Reed is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 670-S (Rinier) 
Fiscal Management Specialist 4 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Uniontown, PA  15401

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Roxanne Rinier (“Rinier”), as a Fiscal Management Specialist 4 for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when she failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Rinier at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Rinier is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Rinier is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission for compliance verification purposes.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 671-S (Jackson) 
Constable/Deputy Constable 
Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA  15221

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. William Jackson (“Jackson”), as a Constable/Deputy Constable, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when he failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Jackson at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day his Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Jackson is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Jackson is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 672-S (Willis) 
Income Maintenance Caseworker 
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Philadelphia, PA  19107

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Kelly N. Willis (“Willis”), as an Income Maintenance Caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when she failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Willis at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Willis is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Willis is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission for compliance verification purposes.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 673-S (Curcie) 
Income Maintenance Caseworker
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Sunbury, PA  17801

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Jenifer L. Curcie (“Curcie”), as an Income Maintenance Caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when she failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Curcie at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Curcie is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Curcie is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission for compliance verification purposes.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 674-S (Baines) 
Income Maintenance Caseworker
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Johnstown, PA  15905

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Jillian N. Baines (“Baines”), as an Income Maintenance Caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when she failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Baines at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Baines is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Baines is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission for compliance verification purposes.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 675-S (Jefferson) 
Income Maintenance Caseworker 
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Philadelphia, PA  19132

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Imani F. Jefferson (“Jefferson”), as an Income Maintenance Caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when she failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Jefferson at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Jefferson is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Jefferson is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission for compliance verification purposes.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 676-S (Staton) 
Income Maintenance Caseworker 
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Easton, PA  18042

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Kathleen L. Staton (“Staton”), as an Income Maintenance Caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when she failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Staton at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Staton is ordered to pay said civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Staton is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission for compliance verification purposes.
4. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 or 3 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


Order No. 677-S (Howze) 
Board Member 
Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority
Harrisburg, PA  17120

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Bomani Howze (“Howze”), as a Member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when he failed to file Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 with the Board of the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority and the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission.
2. This Commission hereby levies five maximum civil penalties against Howze, each at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day, for each day his Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 remained delinquent, for total civil penalty liability of One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($1,250.00).  Howze is ordered to pay said civil penalties in the total amount of $1,250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.
3. Failure to comply with Paragraph 2 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.


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