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Final Adjudication Issued - Turturice

11/08/2022

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has issued a final adjudication in the following matters under

The Ethics Act

HARRISBURG, PA –

Order No. 1813 (Turturice)
Executive Director
Greene County Housing Authority
Greene County, PA

ORDER SUMMARY: 

1.         Lane M. Turturice ("Turturice"), as the Executive Director of the Greene County Housing Authority ("Authority"), violated Section 1103(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act ("Ethics Act"), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(a), when he used the authority of his public position for the private pecuniary benefit of himself by claiming and accepting compensation from the Authority for hours not worked.  

2.         Turturice violated Section 1103(a) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(a), when he used the authority of his public position for the private pecuniary benefit of himself by claiming and accepting compensation from the Authority for activities performed during Authority business hours that were not related to Authority business, including but not limited to activities involving his private practice of law. 

3.         Turturice violated Section 1105(b)(5) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(b)(5), when he failed to disclose all reportable sources of income on his Statement of Financial Interests filed for calendar year 2017.             

4.         Turturice is directed to make payment of restitution in the amount of $8,653.50 payable to Greene County Housing Authority and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order. 

5.         We hereby levy one maximum civil penalty against Turturice in the amount of $250.00 for Turturice's deficient Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2017. 

6.         Turturice is directed to make payment of the aforesaid civil penalty in the amount of $250.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by forwarding to the Pennsylvania State Ethics 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. 

7.         Turturice is directed to not accept any reimbursement, compensation, or other payment from the Authority representing a full or partial reimbursement of the aforesaid restitution and civil penalty. 

8.         To the extent he has not already done so, Turturice is directed to file a complete and accurate amended Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2017 with the Authority, through the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order. 

9.         Non-compliance with Paragraph 4, 6, 7, or 8 of this Order will result in the initiation of an appropriate enforcement action. 

 

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