Ethics panel clears Gjesteby


The state Ethics Commission has exonerated Selectwoman Martha Gjesteby of a conflict-of-interest charge brought by her board in January 2013. The board alleged that in an e-mail to a private citizen, Gjesteby had disclosed “sensitive information about the Acting Town Manager” from the town attorney. “Based on [our] review, and on any necessary follow-up investigation, we have decided that this matter does not warrant further action,” the commission wrote in a letter dated June 2013 and released by Gjesteby late last month. The current five-member Board of Selectmen has two members who were not on the board when the complaint was filed. Gjesteby said she has spent $9,226 in legal fees on the matter.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of