TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Governor Rick Scott is refusing to turn over financial information that could answer whether he is flouting a state ethics law.READ MORE: Special City Of Miami Commission Meeting Held To Discuss Future Of Chief Art Acevedo
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.”READ MORE: Sheriff: Person Of Interest In 19-Year-Old Miya Marcano's Disappearance Found Dead
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.MORE NEWS: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor Studying To Be Nurse After Being Inspired By Medical Professionals Who Helped Her
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