Florida ethics panel says Nikki Fried didn’t properly disclose income

Florida Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried
Florida Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried(Capitol News Service)
Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 12:13 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida ethics panel says it has found probable cause that Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried violated state law for failing to properly disclose her income on financial forms.

Fried is also a Democratic candidate for governor.

The Florida Commission on Ethics found probable cause that Fried did not correctly disclose lobbying income on financial forms from 2017 and 2018.

A Republican Party official filed a complaint with the ethics board in June after Fried amended her filings to reflect the previously unreported income.

A spokesperson for Fried’s campaign said she is being targeted for fixing her disclosures and criticized the ruling as baseless and politically driven.

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