Monday, July 6, 2015

Philadelphia Board of Ethics fines City Commissioner Stephanie Singer $500

The Philadelphia Board of Ethics has fined City Commissioner Stephanie Singer $500 for having a commissioner's office employee do work that Singer benefited from personally and politically.

Philadelphia Board of Ethics fines City Commissioner Stephanie Singer $500

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The Philadelphia Board of Ethics has fined City Commissioner Stephanie Singer $500 for having a commissioner's office employee do work that Singer benefited from personally and politically.

The board announced a settlement with Singer Thursday. 

The case stemmed from an August 2013 complaint. According to the settlement, Singer asked a City Commissioners employee to pull variety of elections result data and organize it into an spreadsheet. Singer then posted the data on Campaign Scientific LLC, which she created, and Philadems.org, which has a link to donate to Singer’s campaign. 

Singer faced a $1,300 penalty but the board said that because she cooperated with them, she would only be fined $500. 

The settlement comes on the heels of Singer’s office coming under new scrutiny --  the Board of Ethics launched an investigation into Singer’s deputy, Tracey Gordon, and seized her computer, last week.

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