Ethics regulators on Thursday announced Democratic former Sen. Marc Panepinto has been fined $10,000 stemming from allegations he sexually harassed a staff member and attempted to cover it up.

The announcement from the Joint Commission on Public Ethics and the Legislative Ethics Commission came two months after Panepinto was sentenced to prison time for his efforts to obstruct the investigation.

Panepinto has previously acknowledged he made unwanted sexual advances toward a woman and then offered her either money or employment in exchange for refusing to cooperate with the commission’s review of the case.

Panepinto served one term in the Senate representing the Buffalo area and did not seek re-election.

The Legislative Ethics Commission had referred the case to JCOPE after an internal investigation was conducted.

Paneptino is one of several lawmakers and top staffers in recent years to have been accused of sexual harassment.

The Legislature next Wednesday will hold a public hearing on sexual harassment, a move that had been long sought by survivors and victims of harassment and abuse in Albany.