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Final Adjudications Issued - Boris, Porter, and Bartha

01/12/2024

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

The Ethics Act

 

HARRISBURG, PA –

Order No. 779-S (Boris)
Income Maintenance Case Worker
Department of Human Services
Schuylkill County, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1.         Renee Boris (“Boris"), as an Income Maintenance Caseworker with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (“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 2021 with the Department of Human Services.

2.         This Commission hereby levies one maximum civil penalty against Boris at the rate of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day her Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2021 has remained delinquent, for a total civil penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).  Boris 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 utilizing the Commission's electronic payment system or by forwarding a check to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.

3.         Boris is ordered to file a complete and accurate Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2021 with the 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. 780-S (Porter)
Economic Development Analyst 1
Department of Community and Economic Development
Centre County, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:
 

1.         Nathaniel Porter (“Porter"), as an Economic Development Analyst 1 with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (“Department of Environmental of Protection"), failed to timely file a Statement of Financial Interests for the 2021 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 a civil penalty against Porter in the total amount of $150.00 for Porter's delinquent Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2021.

3.         To the extent Respondent has not already done so, Porter is ordered to make payment of the aforesaid civil penalty in the total amount of $150.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by utilizing the Commission's electronic payment system or by forwarding to this Commission a certified check or money order in the amount of $150.00 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.

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

 

Order No. 781-S (Bartha)
District Legislative Aide
Office of Legislative Affairs
York County, PA
 

ORDER SUMMARY:

1.         Emese Bartha (“Bartha"), as a District Legislative Aide for the Office of Legislative Affairs (“Legislative Affairs"), failed to timely file a Statement of Financial Interests for the 2021 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 a civil penalty against Bartha in the total amount of $150.00 for Bartha's delinquent Statement of Financial Interests for calendar year 2021.

3.         To the extent Respondent has not already done so, Bartha is ordered to make payment of the aforesaid civil penalty in the total amount of $150.00 by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order, by utilizing the Commission's electronic payment system or by forwarding to this Commission a certified check or money order in the amount of $150.00 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.

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

 

You may access the full text version of the above rulings by clicking on the link below or by copying and pasting them into your browser:

779-S Boris:
779-S, Boris (pa.gov)

780-S Porter:
780-S Porter (pa.gov)

781-S Bartha:
781-S Bartha (pa.gov)




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