The Act authorizes the Ethics Commission to enter into Conciliation Agreements with persons who are subjects of investigations. Such an agreement allows a person to resolve a Complaint by administrative settlement thereby avoiding the inconvenience and expense of a public hearing.
Conciliation agreements may be entered into at any state of an investigation or proceeding. The respondent's cooperation, and the savings of time and expense are matters the Commission considers in establishing the penalties to be imposed.
Copies of all agreements can be obtained by contacting the Ethics Commission.
Conciliation Agreements and Orders with Public Reprimands are listed below. You may access the complete text in .pdf format by clicking on the complaint number.
VCRB 2013-101 Respondent Dina B. Foster, General Manager of the Pea Ridge Public Service District
CIC 2012-001 Respondent Robin Capehart, President of West Liberty University
VCRB 2013-49 and VCRB 2013-53 Respondent Bill L. Pauley, Mayor, Town of Marmet
VCRB 2012-011 Respondent John K. Shingler, former Town Foreman, Town of Piedmont
CIC 2013-002 and CIC 2013-03 Respondent Bernie Fazzini, Harrison County Commissioner
VCRB 2012-015 Respondent Drema Bias-Evans, Assessor of Raleigh County
VCRB 2011-008 Respondent Richard T. Linio, former Director of Facilities Management and Facilities Planning at West Virginia University Institute of Technology
CIC 2014-001 Respondent Earl R. Burks, an employee of the Union Public Service District
CIC 2009-006 and CIC 2010-004 Respondent Kim Wolfe, former Huntington Mayor and former Cabell County Sheriff
VCRB 2009-09 and VCRB 2011-04 Respondent Emmett S. Pugh, Mayor of Beckley
Grady Bowyer Former Executve Director, WV Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners
VCRB 2009-33 and CIC 2010-06 Respondent Jeffrey Hutchinson, Director, Kanawha County Parks and Recreation.
CIC 2011-03 and VCRB 2009-19 Respondent Robert Daquilante, former Superintendent Ritchie County Schools
CIC 2010-02 Respondent James J. Hoffman, employee, City of Keyser
CIC 2008-02 Respondent Ken Merritt, former Sheriff of Wood County
VCRB 2011-45 and VCRB 2011-46 Respondent Thomas Taylor, Mayor of White Sulphur Springs
VCRB 2010-31 Respondent Deborah Hennen, Assessor of Wirt County
VCRB 2011-36 Respondent Mindy Kearns, Mayor, town of Mason
VCRB 2009-01 Respondent Martin Shaffer, council member, City of Clarksburg
VCRB 2010-15 Respondent Sherry Cain, former employee, Town of Harpers Ferry
CIC 2010-05 Respondent Brent Pauley, former county manager, Kanawha County
CIC 2010-01 Respondent Mary Jane Bowling, former employee, WV Department of Commerce, Workforce WV
CIC 2009-02 Respondent Richard D. Raspa, employee, Monongalia County Assessor’s Office
VCRB 2009-14 Respondent Charles Reider, member, Harrison County Board of Education
CIC 2008-01 Respondent Ann Neese, Former Mayor, Pratt
VCRB 2008-05 Respondent Henry Paul, Former Mayor, City of Gary
VCRB 2007-11 Respondent Andrew Cheuvront, Sheriff, Wirt County
VCRB 2005-10 and VCRB 2005-10A Respondent James Ramey, III, Former Mayor, Town of Wayne
VCRB 2006-10, VCRB 2006-13 and VCRB 2006-14 Respondent Gordon Lambert, Member, McDowell County Commission
CIC 2005-01 and VCRB 2005-16a Respondent William Charnock, Former Public Official
VC 2005-10A and VC 2005-10B Respondent Roy Dale Grimm, Council Member, Town of New Haven
VCRB 2005-13 Respondent Barbara Bannister, Mayor, Town of Rowlesburg