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Phila. Ethics Board, PAC Linked To Local 98 Reach Settlement Agreement

The Philadelphia Board of Ethics and a political action committee linked to Local 98 of the Electrical Workers’ union have settled up on a 2013 investigation into campaign finance reporting violations. A spokesman for the union says it ‘was so insignificant it’s not worth commenting on.’

04/02/2014

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Phila. Ethics Board Moves Closer To Specific Bans on Gifts For City Employees

Not only is the city’s 50-year-old law currently covering such gifts quite vague, but it fails to set specific limits on the value of gifts that city workers can accept.

01/29/2014

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Attorney For Phila. Councilwoman Fuming Over Ethics Board Online Post

The Ethics Board, saying it is required by law to do so, posted an opinion that Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s attorney says was clearly referring to her.

09/25/2013

(Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilwoman Says She Will Not Comment on Former Aide’s Guilty Plea

John McDaniel, longtime associate and former campaign manager of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $100,000 from her 2011 campaign.

02/19/2013

(Philadelphia City Hall. File photo by Tony Hanson)

Councilwoman’s Campaign Manager Admits Theft From Political Bank Account

The former campaign manager for beleaguered Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has pleaded guilty to stealing about $100,000 from her campaign/political committee account.

02/14/2013

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown Fined For Ethics Violations

Ethics board executive director Shane Creamer says these include reporting violations, excess contributions received by her campaign committee, and improper handling of contributions.

01/28/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Local GOPer Files Ethics Complaint Over Nutter’s Use of Staffers at Dem Convention

Mayor Nutter went to the convention in Charlotte, NC with three police officers for security and two aides in tow. The administration puts the cost to taxpayers at just under $7,400.

09/13/2012

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Donna Reed Miller.  File photo)

Two Employees Of Retiring Philadelphia Councilwoman Fined By Board Of Ethics

Two employees of Councilwoman Donna Miller were fined by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics for using time and materials on the job for campaign activities.

12/13/2011

(File photo: Philadelphia City Hall.   Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia City Council Continues Work To Tweak Lobbying Oversight Law

It was originally supposed to go into effect last July, but has yet to be implemented as city officials try to make adjustments to it.

09/28/2011

(The Philadelphia Board of Ethics, which today agreed to postpone enforcement of a new law regulating lobbyists.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Bar Assn. Withdraws Lobbying Lawsuit Against City of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Bar Association has decided to withdraw its lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia — at least for now — over a new law regulating lobbyists.

07/07/2011

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Donna Reed Miller.  File photo)

Philadelphia Councilwoman Miller’s Office Raided By Ethics Watchdogs

Staffers from the Philadelphia Board of Ethics spent a few hours inside the third-floor City Hall office of Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, carting away computers and boxes.

05/13/2011

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Under Cloud, Commissioner Tartaglione’s Daughter Leaves City Post

The daughter of one of the city’s top elected officials has left her job as her mother’s deputy, following an investigation by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics.

12/06/2010

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