FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter will pay an $8,300 fine after admitting to violating state election law.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel , Ritter admitted to taking checks from a local developer and not disclosing it publicly, as the law mandates.
The settlement will essentially put to rest the state election commission’s legal case against Ritter. She faced 28 charges.
The paper says the unreported checks that were given to Ritter came from multiple companies owned by Coral Springs developer George Rahael and business partner Charlie Ladd. Because one person is not allowed to give more than $500, the checks were given under the names AMERA Broward Barron Inc., AMERA 1800 Plus, Ltd., AMERA Riverbend Corp. Park, AMERA Riverbend Corp. South, AMERA Mo Homes, LLC, AMERA Federal 300, AMERA Hub Associates Ltd., AMERA London Associates Ltd., AMERA Tab 700 Ltd. and AMERA Las Olas Properties.
Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel