In a November 21, 2012 letter, the New Jersey Local Finance Board fined a Fieldsboro Borough (Burlington County) Council member $100 for violating the New Jersey Local Government Ethics Law.  In the letter, which is on-line here, the Board found that Councilwoman Amy Telford violated the ethics law by “serving in two incompatible offices by simultaneously serving as a member of the Borough Council and accepting the salary as the Planning Board Secretary in the Borough of Fieldsboro.”  In addition to the fine, the Local Finance Board required Telford to “relinquish one of those positions immediately.”

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