Board of Ethics announces settlement with Donna Reed Miller staffers

    Seven months after it all began, Philadelphia’s Board of Ethics has approved a settlement for two of outgoing Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller’s staffers.

    Miller’s office was raided in May under the suspicion that city resources were being used to print and distribute fliers for City Council candidate Verna Tyner, who was vying to replace Miller and had Miller’s endorsement.

    A related settlement has been reached with staffers Kacy Nickens and Michael Moore:
    “Both agreements resolve violations of the political activity restrictions under the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter,” reads the Board of Ethics release. “The Moore agreement also resolves violations of a provision of the Ethics Code that requires all City employees and officials to cooperate with requests made by the Ethics Board.”

    Nickens has two weeks to pay a $300 fine and resign as a city employee. Moore owes a total of $3,800 to be paid in stages, and must also resign as a city employee. Full details of the investigation and outcome are available in the Board’s announcement.

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