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Final Adjudications Issued - Parker, Fowler, Pallini, Nilsen, Green, Arrington, McNulty, Hawk, Brown, Whitaker, Dezzi, and Weathington

09/17/2021

Order No. 699-S (Parker)
Parole Agent I
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole
Elkins Park, PA 19027

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Sherron Parker (“Parker”), as a Parole Agent I for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, failed to timely file a Statement of Financial Interests for the 2019 calendar year in compliance with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a).

2. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, we hereby levy one civil penalty against Parker in the total amount of $250.00 for Parker’s delinquent Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019.

3. To the extent she has not already done so, Parker is ordered to make payment of the aforesaid 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 to this Commission a certified check or money order

in the amount of $250.00 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.

4. To the extent she has not already done so, Parker is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to this Commission for compliance verification purposes.

5. Failure to comply with Paragraph 3 or 4 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.

Order No. 700-S (Fowler)
Tax Examiner 2
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Wormleysburg, PA 17043

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Deborah A. Fowler (“Fowler”), as a Tax Examiner 2 for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, failed to timely file a Statement of Financial Interests for the 2019 calendar year in compliance with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a).

2. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, we hereby levy one civil penalty against Fowler in the total amount of $250.00 for Fowler’s delinquent Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019.

3. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Fowler is ordered to make payment of the aforesaid civil penalty in the total amount of $250.00—by way of monthly payments of no less than $25.00 each—as follows: (1) each such payment shall be due by the last day of the month and made by forwarding to this Commission a certified check or money order in the amount of no less than $25.00 payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury; and (2) the first such payment shall be due by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.

4. To the extent she has not already done so, Fowler is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with one copy forwarded to this Commission for compliance verification purposes.

5. Failure to comply with Paragraph 3 or 4 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action.

Order No. 701-S (Pallini)
Auditor II
Pennsylvania Department of Auditor General
Milford, PA 18337

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Vincent Pallini (“Pallini”), as an Auditor II for the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General, failed to comply with Section 1104(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when he failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 with the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General.

2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Pallini at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day his Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00). Pallini 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. Pallini is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 with the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General 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. 702-S (Nilsen)
Supervisor
Springfield Township Bucks County, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. James Nilsen (“Nilsen”), as a Supervisor for Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, failed to comply with Sections 1104(a) and 1105 of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 1104(a), 1105, when he filed a deficient Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with Springfield Township.

2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Nilsen 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 deficient, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00). Nilsen 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. Nilsen is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2018 with Springfield Township 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. 703-S (Green)
Auditor
Chester Township Delaware County, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Dorothy Green (“Green”), as an Auditor for Chester Township, 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 Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018 with Chester Township.

2. This Commission hereby levies three maximum civil penalties against Green, each at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day, for each day her Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018 have remained delinquent, for total civil penalty liability of Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Green is ordered to pay said civil penalties in the total amount of $750.00 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. Green is ordered to file complete and accurate Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018 with Chester Township by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with a copy of each such filing 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. 704-S (Arrington)
Principal
City of Pittsburgh School District
Allegheny County, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Deonne M. Arrington (“Arrington”), as a Principal for the City of Pittsburgh School District, failed to comply with Sections 1104(a) and 1105 of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 1104(a), 1105, when she filed a deficient Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2016 with the City of Pittsburgh School District and failed

to file Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2017 and 2018 with the City of Pittsburgh School District.

2. This Commission hereby levies three maximum civil penalties against Arrington, each at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day, for each day her Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018 have remained delinquent, for total civil penalty liability of Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Arrington is ordered to pay said civil penalties in the total amount of $750.00 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. Arrington is ordered to file complete and accurate Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018 with the City of Pittsburgh School District by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with a copy of each such filing 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. 705-S (McNulty)
Constable/Deputy Constable
Conneaut Township Linesville, PA 16434

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Rebecca McNulty (“McNulty”), 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 she failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 with the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission.

2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against McNulty at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00). McNulty 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. McNulty is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 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. 706-S (Hawk)
Constable/Deputy Constable
Dayton Borough Dayton, PA 16222

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Edward R. Hawk (“Hawk”), 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 2019 with the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission.

2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Hawk at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day his Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00). Hawk 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. Hawk is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 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. 707-S (Brown)
Unemployment Compensation Claims Examiner
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Minersville, PA 17954

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Danielle M. Brown (“Brown”), as an Unemployment Compensation Claims Examiner for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, 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 Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2018 and 2019 with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

2. This Commission hereby levies two maximum civil penalties against Brown, each at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day, for each day her Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2018 and 2019 have remained delinquent, for total civil penalty liability of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). Brown is ordered to pay said civil penalties in the total amount of $500.00 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. Brown is ordered to file complete and accurate Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2018 and 2019 with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, with a copy of each such filing 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. 708-S (Whitaker)
Residential Real Estate Appraiser
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
 Allentown, PA 18103

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Louis Whitaker (“Whitaker”), as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser 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 2019 with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Whitaker at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day his Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00). Whitaker 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. Whitaker is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 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. 709-S (Dezzi)
Auditor II
Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
Philadelphia, PA 19128

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. James Dezzi (“Dezzi”), as an Auditor II for the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General, 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 2019 with the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General.

2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Dezzi at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day his Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00). Dezzi 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. Dezzi is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 with the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General 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. 710-S (Weathington)
Economic Development Analyst 2
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Philadelphia, PA 19144

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. BettyJean Parks (“Parks”), 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 2019 with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

2. This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Parks at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00). Parks 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. Parks is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2019 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.

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