Former City employee fined $2000 for using City equipment for personal business.
ALJ Lewis found that a former City procurement analyst had used his City computer for a non-City purpose in violation of Board rule 1-13(b), by using it to send e-mails about his notary services. She dismissed a charge that respondent had pursued private interests while on City work-time in violation of Board rule 1-13(a), since petitioner did not prove respondent had sent or received emails during work time, as opposed to lunch or break times. ALJ Lewis recommended a $600 fine, which the Conflicts of Interest Board modified to a $2,000 fine. Conflicts of Interest Bd. v. McNeil (in PDF), OATH Index No. 1790/10 (June 11, 2010), adopted in part, modified in part, Conflicts of Interest Bd. Case No. 09-307 (Oct. 28, 2010), (noting that use of City time might be inferable from use of email at various times throughout the day).