Ethics Complaint Filed Against Commissioner Akinyemi

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

A newly elected Leon County Commissioner is now at the center of an ethics investigation.
The Florida Commission on Ethics says Commissioner Akin Akinyemi failed to disclose some of his financial interests as required by elected officials in his position.
Those interests include bank accounts and other investments.
The Commission also says that if found guilty, his penalty may range from a Public Censure Reprimand up to removal from office.
The most common is the civil penalty, where Akinyemi would have to pay up to 10-thousand dollars for each violation.
Further action is expected in this case and we'll keep you updated on any developments.

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  • by RAY Location: TALLAHASSEE on Dec 12, 2008 at 07:25 PM
  • by Bill on Dec 12, 2008 at 03:03 PM
    Part time, color has no bearing in the fact. Racist like you always want to make excuses for people who just don't follow the law or simple instructions. He may be the best thing since sliced bread, but he is not starting out very well. You would think a buisness man and someone running for office can fill out a form or read the instructions.
  • by Dillweed Location: work on Dec 12, 2008 at 12:04 PM
    Wow... That did not take long for him to get busted. If you nothing to hide, then it should be all good. He has things to hide. Lets find out what.
  • by Bill on Dec 12, 2008 at 10:19 AM
    Yet another idiot elected. People need to pass a test on politics, economics, history before getting a right to vote. Just look a New Orleans, how that guy got re-elected and now this bozo, it just blows your mind. Just talk to people about O'bama and wow, it's scary. The same about McCain, and how quickly people forget about the past. But this is the system and we will continue to have these idiots elected. Just find a cause or buzz word that will get you elected.
  • by here's a thought on Dec 12, 2008 at 09:47 AM
    you know, it would be really interesting if every ballot had a place under each section for "none of the above" make them go back and find someone more qualified rather than force us to vote for the lesser of two evils. if nothing else, eventually, these politicians will have to do a little work to gain our trust.
  • by PoorUs Location: Tallahassee on Dec 12, 2008 at 07:55 AM
    Don't overlook the bottom line here: This guy was *elected* not appointed. CITIZENS put this unintelligible crook in office. We all need to learn that we do not have to settle for 'the least bad choice'. Then act on that fact.
  • by ccw Location: inyourface on Dec 12, 2008 at 05:25 AM
    Yet another sneeky politian.
  • by Dillon Location: Tally on Dec 12, 2008 at 04:59 AM
    Its about time they looked into this person. It appears that most politicians are dishonest in one way or another, he is not an exception, slimmy.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 at 08:07 PM
    I can not understand him
  • by Steve Location: Tallahassee on Dec 11, 2008 at 07:59 PM
    Hey Blaine Tolison, How long did it take you to interpret what he said?? I haven't been able to understand the first thing he has said yet.
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