#Conflict Of Interest

Former SF Building Inspector pleads guilty to taking illegal payments

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bernard Curran, a former San Francisco Senior Building Inspector, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of accepting gratuity payments as rewards for approving building permits.Curran, 62, was employed by the city from 2005 until he resigned from his supervisory position while on administrative leave in May 2021. His official duties included conducting physical inspections of buildings and construction sites within San Francisco. In his plea agreement, Curran admitted that he accepted illegal payments from two people in his official capacity. The first was an unnamed long-time San Francisco real estate developer who Curran developed a friendship with in the...
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Myrick cleared of ethics wrongdoing in Reimagining Public Safety probe

ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) — An independent investigation into the Reimagining Public Safety Working Group has ended. Allegations of a conflict of interest were leveled against former Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick over the involvement of the People for the American Way, a group Myrick was already working for part-time. The...
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Harford County files suit against County Council member Jacob Bennett

Harford County on Friday sued District F County Council member Jacob Bennett, seeking to disqualify him from serving on the council. Filing suit in Harford County Circuit Court, County Attorney Jefferson L. Blomquist said Bennett cannot hold office because he’s employed as a teacher by Harford County Public Schools. A provision of the county charter states that a “council member shall not hold ...
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Pataskala council member resigns, gets appointed to Southwest Licking water, sewer board

Pataskala City Council's longest tenured member resigned her position and less than 24 hours later was appointed as the city's utility board representative. Melissa Carter, who had been on council since 2014, resigned during the body's Monday. The next morning she submitted a letter of interest for the city's seat on the Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District Board of Trustees. She was officially selected in a special meeting held Tuesday to fill the vacancy.

Lycoming County Patriots sue county for failure to audit 2020 election

Williamsport, Pa. — One day after the Lycoming County Commissioners held a public meeting to solidify their promise for a hand recount in two races of the 2020 election, they were hit with a lawsuit. Two members of the Lycoming County Patriots group filed a suit against Lycoming County officials on Dec. 6 for failing to conduct a forensic audit of the 2020 election after they presented officials with alleged evidence of fraud. ...

Chester County’s First Woman District Attorney Announces Bid for Judge Seat

Deborah Ryan, the county's first woman District Attorney, is running for the Common Pleas judge seat.Photo byJose F. Moreno, The Philadelphia Inquirer. The first woman District Attorney of Chester County’s term is up this year, but that’s not stopping Deborah Ryan from continuing her political career. With 20 years of experience as a prosecutor, Ryan is one of 13 candidates running for the position of the county’s Common Pleas Judge, writes Vinny Vella for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Conflict over one agenda item leads Kamloops mayor to recuse self from entire meeting

Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson’s appearance on the Dec. 7 episode of Kamloops Last Week came a day after he was the focus of many media stories due to his decision to recuse himself from the entirety of the Dec. 6 regular council meeting. After declaring a possible conflict of interest with items on that day’s agenda — without specifying which agenda items those were — the first-term mayor turned the meeting over to Coun. Bill Sarai to chair.

DFL appoints Hellmann and Leki as interim CEOs, plus more

The German Football League (DFL) has appointed Alex Hellman and Oliver Leki as interim managing directors following the resignation of chief executive Donata Hopfen. The duo will head up the soccer league body, which oversees the elite Bundesliga and second-tier Bundesliga 2, until at least 30th June 2023, while the organisation conducts its search for Hopfen’s successor.

Ofori-Atta says Censure motion has advance Ghana’s democracy

Censure motion has done some good to advance Ghana’s democracy – Ofori-Atta. Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, said the Censure Motion by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Caucus against him had done some good to advance Ghana’s democracy. Presenting his defence in Parliament during...