TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Governor Rick Scott asked an ethics panel to examine his finances to see if a blind trust he set up to handle his massive assets is in compliance with a new state ethics law.

The multi-millionaire former businessman first set up his trust back in 2011 right after he came into office. He set aside nearly $74 million of assets into the account that is controlled by a New York firm.

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The new law gives public officials a “safe harbor” from conflict charges if they turn over a complete list of assets that were in the blind trust when it was set up. Scott turned over that information last month.

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Lawyers for the ethics commission have concluded that Scott is following the law.

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