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Florida House Member Admits To Violating Law

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Source | http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/

Source | http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/

Associated Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A top Florida House Republican is admitting he failed to properly disclose his finances.

Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, has reached an agreement with the Florida Commission on Ethics over charges that he did not include correct information on annual financial disclosure forms.

Between 2008 and 2011 Fresen did not include information about bank accounts, fines he owed and a foreclosure judgment.

Fresen, who heads a House budget committee, previously called the allegations "baseless and pointless" and said they were based on complaints from a political opponent.

But he signed an agreement in September where he agrees he violated state law. The agreement calls for his ethics case to be referred to the Florida House of Representatives.

The House will decide whether or not Fresen should pay a fine.

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