The state’s Ethics Commission has imposed a $37,500 civil penalty on Joseph F. Tulimieri, the former executive director of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, and has required him to pay $21,245 in restitution to the authority.

In 2013, in response to issues in Cambridge, Arlington selectmen voted not to reappoint Tulimieri to the Zoning Board of Appeals, where he had served as chairman and had been part of Arlington's development picture since the 1960s.

Citing an Ethics Commission spokesman, Cambridge Day has reported that Tulimieri has admitted to violating the law and agreed to pay.

He was executive director of the Cambridge agency from 1982 until his forced resignation Sept. 27, 2012, after a period in which he worked for the agency hourly.

The agency’s five-member board, all of whom became active in April 2012 after a 32-month with no board activity, identified irregularities in how Tulimieri assigned himself salary, bonuses, part-time wages and retirement compensation, the website reported.

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This report was published Wednesday, June 24, 2015.