Former aide to Patrick fined for ethics violation
By Frank Phillips and Todd Wallack
Glboe Staff / December 23, 2008
The state Ethics Commission has imposed a $10,000 fine on a former top economic development aide to Governor Deval Patrick for secretly pursuing the presidency of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council last year while at the same time using his state job to help develop tax breaks and other incentives that were crucial to the industry trade group…
The really interesting thing about this story is that this was the one area that Deval had been grasping to as a success. His big $1 Billion “Life Sciences” biotech bill. Now even this is tainted in a cloud of corruption.
I already know the excuse: Mitt Romney made him do it. This is clearly all Mitt’s fault. Mitt Romney took away his free will.