READING, Pa. - Reading's mayor is being reprimanded for his use of city facilities to promote the campaign of a man running for president of the Dominican Republic.
The city on Monday released the results of an ethics investigation that stemmed from a complaint that Mayor Wally Scott violated the city's code of ethics.
The board of ethics' investigation concluded just that. It found that Scott engaged in prohibited political activity by using city facilities to promote the candidacy of Ramfis Dominguez-Trujillo, who is running for president of the Dominican Republic in the 2020 election.
Dominguez-Trujillo visited Reading in May 2018 in an effort to drum up support for his candidacy among the city's large population of Dominicans.
Scott played host to Dominguez-Trujillo at city hall and posted a video promoting his campaign on the mayor's official Facebook page, according to the board.
"The board finds that the [mayor's] actions in promoting the candidacy of Dominguez-Trujillo, in part by and through use of city facilities on May 12, 2018, and further, by disseminating content on the mayoral Facebook account (i.e. posting of July 19, 2018 "The People's Mayor" video) of the nature and character of political propaganda."
Scott has not commented on the board's findings.