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--Public reprimand: The Ethics Commission issued a public reprimand against Larry C. Palmer, Sheriff of Brooke County, for violating the private gain provision in the Ethics Act when he used his public position to attempt to have Brooke County to pay a damage claim that was personal in nature. Palmer was also fined $5,000 and ordered to undergo training on the Ethics Act. To view the Conciliation Agreement, click here.

--Contract Exemptions granted:
The Ethics Commission granted the Town of Fairview two Contract Exemptions on January 2, 2020. To view CE 2020-01, click here. To view CE 2020-02, click here.

--Financial Disclosure Statements:  Individuals required to file Financial Disclosure Statements with the Ethics Commission must file them by February 3, 2020. Please do not file Disclosures before January 1. For more information, click here.

--2019 Annual Report:
To view the 2019 Annual Report for the Ethics Commission, click here.

--Newsletter: To view the fourth issue of the Ethics Commission's newsletter focusing on Ethics Act and Open Meetings Act provisions of interest to county and municipal officials and employees, click here.

--Online search of Disclosures:  Completed Financial Disclosure Statements for the following filers for the years 2014-2019 may be viewed using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge by clicking here

• Members of the West Virginia Legislature;
• Elected members of the executive department (Governor, Treasurer, Auditor, 
   Secretary of State, Commissioner of Agriculture, Attorney General);
• Members of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and candidates for these positions. 

--Lobbyist Directory:  To view the West Virginia Lobbyist directory, click here.