TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Governor Rick Scott is refusing to turn over financial information that could answer whether he is flouting a state ethics law.
Lawyers for Democrat George Sheldon want Governor Scott to turn over information about his various holdings. They are also seeking information on investments controlled by Scott’s wife, Ann Scott.
Scott’s attorneys maintain the information is confidential. A spokeswoman for Scott called the request a “frivolous partisan attack.”
Sheldon unsuccessfully ran last year for attorney general. He filed a lawsuit that in October that contended that Scott was failing to report his actual wealth as required by Florida law.
The lawsuit asks a judge to declare that Scott is breaking the state’s financial disclosure law.
Scott’s lawyers have asked that the lawsuit be thrown out.
(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)