Inquiry finds Romero violated ethics ordinanceWednesday, April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016
By Elida S. Perez, El Paso Times; (Photo: Times file)
A city Ethics Review Commission investigation found that former city Rep. Larry Romero violated the city’s ethics ordinance over street resurfacing in his district, commissioners concluded Wednesday.
In response to the findings, Romero agreed to sign a letter of reprimand, officially ending his role in the investigation, ethics commissioners said.
The commission determined there was “clear and convincing” evidence that Romero violated three provisions of the city’s ethics ordinance.
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Austin attorney Ross Fischer, who is serving as legal counsel for the investigation, advised that the letter was the highest sanction the commission could impose since Romero had already voluntarily resigned from the City Council. If Romero had not resigned, the recommendation would have been removal from the District 2 seat on the council, Fischer said.
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