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Hasner slapped for failing to disclose on time

by John Kennedy | June 22nd, 2011

The state Commission on Ethics found probable cause that Republican Adam Hasner, a candidate for U.S. Senate, violated state ethics laws by failing to file his 2010 financial disclosure form in a timely fashion.

The ruling came Friday in the closed-door section of the Ethics Commision’s hearing. It was made public Wednesday by the panel.

Hasner, a former House majority leader from Delray Beach, joins fellow Senate contender Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, in running afoul of the commission. Haridopolos was admonished earlier this year by the Florida Senate he leads for failing to properly disclose all his assets over a five-year period.

Rick Wilson, a Hasner spokesman, acknowledged the lawmaker’s 2010 disclosure didn’t make it to the commission within 60 days of leaving office, as required by law. Wilson said Hasner’s finances didn’t change between 2009 and 2010, but that the campaign is now working with the panel in resolving the issue.

“We expected the commission’s finding, since Adam never disputed that he was a few weeks late on filing a form he didn’t know he needed to file and for which he did not receive a mailed notice,” Wilson said.

 


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