Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has agreed to pay a $750 state ethics fine over the creation of a summer jobs program that hired her teenage son.
``I accept the findings of the Ethics Commission and respect their decision. I had previously paid in full all the wages he earned in the amount of $880. I also accept the fine of $750 and I believe this matter should be put behind me,’’ the mayor said in a statement released by her office.
``I understand that the residents of this city expect all of their elected officials, including the mayor, to act and conduct themselves in an ethical and transparent manner. By agreeing to this settlement, I agree that my actions did not live up to the requirements of the Ethics Code,’’ said Baldelli-Hunt.
Baldelli-Hunt, a Democrat, is a former state representative from Woonsocket.
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