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FinalAdjudication Issued - Shirn

05/21/2024

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

The Ethics Act

 

HARRISBURG, PA –

Order No. 1835 (Shirn)
Member
Old Lycoming Township Board of Supervisors
Lycoming County, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1.         David W. Shirn, as a Member of the Board of Supervisors of Old Lycoming Township (“Township"), 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, members of his immediate family and/or Shirn's vehicle dealership by participating in discussions and actions of the Township to enter into a contract with Shirn's, a vehicle dealership with which he and/or members of his immediate family are associated.

2.         Shirn violated Section 1103(f) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(f), when Shirn, through Shirn's vehicle dealership, entered into a contract valued at more than $500.00 with the Township without an open and public process.

3.         Shirn violated Section 1104(a) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), when he failed to file required Statements of Financial Interests for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 calendar years.

4.         Shirn committed violations of Sections 1105(b)(8) and 1105(b)(9) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(b)(8) and 1105(b)(9), when he failed to disclose his office, directorship, or employment in Lock-Cuff, Inc., and when he failed to list his financial interest in Shirn's vehicle dealership on the Statement of Financial Interests intended for the calendar year 2020.

5.         Shirn committed violations of Sections 1104(a), 1105(b), and 1105(b)(5) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1104(a), 1105(b), and 1105(b)(5), when he filed deficient Statements of Financial Interests for calendar years 2020 and 2021 by reporting the incorrect calendar year on the forms and by failing to list Lock-Cuff, Inc., Old Lycoming County, and Shirn's vehicle dealership as sources of direct and indirect income on the Statement of Financial Interests filed for the intended calendar year 2020 and Old Lycoming County for the intended calendar year 2021.

6.         We hereby levy five civil penalties against Shirn in the total amount of $1,250.00, $250.00 for each of the five years he had a delinquent or deficient Statement of Financial Interests from 2017 through 2021.

7.         Shirn is ordered to make payment of the aforesaid 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 to this Commission a certified check or money order in the amount of $1,250.00 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for deposit in the State Treasury.

8.         Shirn is ordered to file complete and accurate SFIs for calendar years 2017 through 2021 with Old Lycoming Township by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this adjudication and Order, with copies forwarded to the Commission for compliance verification purposes.        

9.         Shirn is directed to not accept any reimbursement, compensation, or other payment from the Township representing a full or partial reimbursement of the aforesaid civil penalties.

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

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