NY ethics commission fines 2 MTA workers

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state ethics commission says it has fined an employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority track engineering division for sharing confidential information with a potential vendor and a former employee of the MTA’s department of subways maintenance who used state equipment for his private engineering business.

Under a commission settlement, Antonio Cabrera, a 20-year employee now an assistant chief officer in the engineering division, was fined $2,000 for giving information about a potential competitior in 2011 to a company responding to an MTA request for manufacturing and installation of solid cast polymer compound for railroad ties

In a separate settlement, Mohammad Baalbaki, a former assistant chief officer of infrastructure engineering, was fined $1,5000 for using MTA computers, scanners, copiers and software for his personal engineering business between 2008 and 2013.

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