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Ex-PLCB officials cited in ethics probe

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Joe Conti, Patrick Stapleton and James Short Joe Conti, Patrick Stapleton and James Short
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Three former officials at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board must pay the state more than $23,000 for various gifts they received from vendors and failed to report on disclosure forms.

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission said Monday that former chief executive officer Joe Conti, former chairman Patrick "PJ" Stapleton III, and former marketing director James Short violated the ethics law.

Conti must repay $2,388.51 for the tickets he received to a golf tournament in 2010. He retired from the PLCB in February 2013.

Stapleton, who left the agency in Oct. 2012, must repay $7,258.54 for gifts and hospitality he received from vendors and did not report.

Short is required to pay $13,586.92. He retired from the PLCB last week.

PLCB chairman Joseph Brion said the board is looking into possible steps to make sure no ethics violations occur again.

"We obviously take the reports seriously," Brion said in a statement. "We are currently reviewing the documents closely and will look to see if there are any steps we can take as a board to make sure this situation does not occur again.

"As an agency, we work closely with many vendors to ensure that consumers have access to a wide variety of products," he said. "It's extremely important that the integrity of the process is not compromised."

 

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