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Biotech chief in ethics probe

Role as Patrick aide reportedly at issue

By Frank Phillips
Globe Staff / October 3, 2007

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The State Ethics Commission has launched a formal investigation to determine whether the new president of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Robert K. Coughlin, violated conflict-of-interest laws when he entered job talks with the industry association while continuing to work as Governor Deval Patrick's economic development undersecretary, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. (Full article: 796 words)

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