Incoming Florida Senate Leader the Focus of Ethics Probe

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

The state Ethics Commission has found probable cause of financial disclosure violations by incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos.

The panel announced its decision Wednesday, October 27. The Merritt Island Republican is accused of failing to fully disclose his financial
interests from 2004 through 2008. He now can seek a hearing on the
complaint.

Haridopolos admitted he made mistakes, but said they were
unintended and have been fixed. He is scheduled to become Senate
president next month if the GOP retains control of the chamber as
expected.

The commission also cleared incoming House Democratic Leader Ron
Saunders of Key West of a complaint that he submitted false travel
reimbursement requests to the state.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 at 03:02 PM
    "Are there no honest politicians?" Let me rephrase that for you..."There are no honest politicians!"
  • by another one on Oct 27, 2010 at 02:50 PM
    mad-voter is correct. This guy is already in it up to his neck. He also recently hired three double-dippers with salary raises close to $50K a year each more than what they were making. Terry Rhodes has worked at Agriculture for years, what legislative experience does she bring to his office that warrants the salary that she is being paid??
  • by mad-voter on Oct 27, 2010 at 12:58 PM
    Perfect... the man hasn't even been sworn in yet and we're already finding out he's a crook. Are there no honest politicians?
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