TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A long-running battle over whether Gov. Rick Scott is following the state’s financial disclosure laws is going before an appeals court.READ MORE: Broward School Board May Ease Mask Mandate
Attorneys for the Republican governor will square off against Tallahassee attorney Don Hinkle during a Tuesday hearing. Scott’s attorneys are trying to get the 1st District Court to Appeal to block a lawsuit filed by Hinkle.
Hinkle maintains that Scott is flouting state law and has underreported his vast personal wealth. Scott is a multimillionaire who first built his fortune as the head of the hospital giant Columbia/HCA.READ MORE: Florida Is Ditching Palm Trees To Fight Climate Crisis
Scott’s attorneys maintain that the courts lack jurisdiction over the case. They filed the appeal after a Leon County judge refused to throw out the case.
Scott recently listed his net worth at more than $232 million.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
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