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.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
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.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
Lawyers for the ethics commission have concluded that Scott is following the law.MORE NEWS: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
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