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 Conciliation Agreements

           The West Virginia Ethics 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. 
    All Conciliation Agreements are subject to public disclosure. Copies of all agreements can be obtained by contacting the Ethics Commission office.

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 2013-49 and VCRB 2013-53 Respondent Bill L. Pauley, Mayor, Town of Marmet

VCRB 2012-011 Respondent John K. Shingler

CIC 2013-002 and CIC 2013-03 Respondent Bernie Fazzini

VCRB 2012-015 Respondent Drema Bias-Evans, Assessor of Raleigh County

CIC 2009-004 William Perry, Former Chief Deputy Assessor, Monongalia County

VCRB 2011-008 (including Amended Order) 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 Mayor of Huntington, WV and former Sheriff of Cabell County, WV


VCRB 2009-09 and VCRB 2011-04 Respondent Emmett S. Pugh, Mayor, Beckley WV

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 WV

CIC 2008-02, Respondent Ken Merritt, former Elected Sheriff of Wood County WV

VCRB 2011-45,46,  Respondent Thomas Taylor, Mayor of White Sulphur Springs WV

VCRB 2010-31, Respondent Deborah Hennen, Assessor or Wirt County WV

VCRB 2011-36, Respondent Mindy Kearns, Mayor, town of Mason WV


VCRB 2009-01, Respondent Martin Shaffer, Council Member, City of Clarksburg WV

VCRB 2010-15, Respondent Sherry Cain, Former Employee, Town of Harpers Ferry WV

CIC 2010-05, Respondent Brent Pauley, Former County Manager, Kanawha County WV


CIC 2010-01, Respondent Mary Jane Bowling, Former Employee, WV Department of Commerce, Workforce WV 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


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