I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there’s been a bit of controversy surrounding former Attorney General Kathleen Kane and the AG office as a whole.
In an attempt to respond to the uproar over all that, incoming Attorney General Josh Shapiro revealed that he is hiring a Chief Integrity Officer. The position is going to Eric Fillman, who currently serves as Counsel to the Pennsylvania House Committee on Ethics.
“Public service is a public trust, and I am committed to ensuring integrity, fairness and ethics to the Office of Attorney General,” Shapiro said. “Given his deep expertise in ethics and reform, Eric Fillman is the best person in Pennsylvania for this new role of Chief Integrity Officer. I am delighted to announce that Eric has agreed to join our team.”
“Ethics, integrity, professional responsibility and transparency are integral to the reputation of the premier law enforcement agency in our Commonwealth,” stated Fillman. “I’m deeply honored that Attorney General-elect Shapiro has given me the responsibility of serving as the office’s first Chief Integrity Officer.”
“Establishing a clear sense of ethics and expectations will help everyone carry out the public’s charge and ensure Pennsylvanians know that the staff of the Office of Attorney General is working hard for them,” Shapiro added. “To be the People’s Attorney General you need to listen and know what’s happening outside the halls of power. We’re continuing this new approach to a transition process to put the people’s priorities first. With these forums, I’m hearing the public’s concerns directly from Pennsylvanians, just like I did all last year.”
Fillman graduated from LaSalle College and the Widener University School of Law.