A House panel is poised to act against state Representative John P. Fresolo, Democrat of Worcester, with the possibility of disciplinary measures being taken by the full body within days, said an official briefed on the investigation.
The Ethics Committee is expected to recommend that the House move against Fresolo, the official said, though the severity of its recommendation was unknown Tuesday. Also unclear, because committee members are sworn to secrecy, are the charges against Fresolo.
House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo’s office said in March that his office had reviewed allegations against an unnamed House member filed by a House employee and that DeLeo had instructed the committee to investigate. In April, the House voted to give the panel temporary subpoena authority.
The committee has been meeting quietly in the State House, holding one session Monday after a handful last week. Several members of the committee contacted for information said they were constrained by committee rules from discussing the matter, even with other lawmakers.