Mass. fire chiefs fined for accepting tickets
BOSTON (AP) -- One current Massachusetts fire chief and one former fire chief have been fined by the state ethics commission for accepting Boston Bruins tickets from the company contracted to provide ambulance service to their communities.
Revere Chief Eugene Doherty paid a $3,000 fine for accepting two tickets to two games in 2010 from Cataldo Ambulance Services.
Former Melrose Chief John O'Brien paid a $1,500 fine for accepting two tickets to one game from the same company.
The tickets were worth hundreds of dollars.
Doherty tells the Boston Herald that accepting the tickets was "inappropriate" and said it won't happen again. O'Brien could not be reached.
The commission said both men had a role in awarding the contracts.
A Cataldo executive said the tickets were not expected to generate favors.