Back in April, Willamette Week asked the city of Portland about $85,000 in contracts that Fire Bureau manager Michael Speck awarded to a company owned by his son. The city then launched an investigation and, after the paper published the story, suspended Speck for a month without pay. According to a story this week in the Oregonian, Speck has been ordered to pay a $6,000 penalty because investigators found that he had broken ethics laws.

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