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Biotech chief fined $10,000 over ethics

Pursued position while Patrick aide

HELPED DEVELOP TAX BREAKS Robert K. Coughlin spent months secretly seeking the job without telling his superiors in Patrick's administration. HELPED DEVELOP TAX BREAKS Robert K. Coughlin spent months secretly seeking the job without telling his superiors in Patrick's administration.
By Frank Phillips and Todd Wallack
Globe Staff / December 24, 2008

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The state Ethics Commission has imposed a $10,000 fine on a former top economic development aide to Governor Deval Patrick for secretly pursuing the presidency of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council last year while using his state job to help develop tax breaks and other incentives that were crucial to the industry trade group. (Full article: 922 words)

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