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Head of Senate Ethics and Elections Committee probably violated ethics laws, panel finds

by Dara Kam | February 9th, 2012

The Associated Press reported that state Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla is facing an ethics charge that he failed to properly report his finances.

Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, is chairman of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee.

The AP story:

The Florida Ethics Commission on Wednesday released findings from its closed-door meeting held last Friday.

The commission found probable cause that the senator violated ethics laws because he did not list his checking account on forms he initially filed. Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that deals with ethics and election laws.

The commission also concluded the senator failed to timely disclose retirement accounts. But the commission said there was no reason to pursue that charge any further.

Diaz de la Portilla said he unintentionally left his checking account off his forms because he had listed his income elsewhere on the forms.

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2 Responses to “Head of Senate Ethics and Elections Committee probably violated ethics laws, panel finds”

  1. RealAngst Says:

    Now theres a shocker. A (R) from Miami with not one shred of ethics, as head of the Ethics Committee. Now we should look into Marco “I am here to help you” Rubio and his unethical and illegal behavior. Let us not forget to check out the wonderful Alan West as well, since these two frauds are being paid by we the people.

  2. RENEGADE Says:

    @RealAngst

    Well, suppose to be paid by “we the people”
    But everyone knows the Tea Party is sponsored by the Koch brothers. Along with these two.
    Only in America. Start your own movement and end up owning a bunch of congressmen.

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