View Full Version : 37 Ethics Violations &Sanford, STILL Won't Own Up!

Gayle in MD
03-19-2010, 09:21 AM
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Gov. Mark Sanford coverage from The State
By John O'Connor
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Gov. Mark Sanford has settled charges that he broke state ethics laws, admitting no guilt but agreeing to pay $74,000 in fines.

The governor also agreed to pay $66,223 to reimburse the cost of the state investigation into his travel and to pay for his use of state aircraft, pricey airline tickets and misspent campaign money.

Sanford's use of state assets and campaign money prompted the State Ethics Commission to charge the two-term Republican governor with 37 state ethics violations in November. The violations carried a maximum fine of $74,000, the amount Sanford agreed to pay.

In the agreement, released Thursday, the Ethics Commission issued a public reprimand to the governor and disagreed with his argument that he broke no laws.

Also Thursday, a Charleston County family court judge finalized Sanford's divorce from his wife, Jenny, after 20 years of marriage. The judge sealed the couple's financial agreement regarding property and custody of their four children.

Sanford's legal, political and family woes stem from a clandestine, five-day June trip to Argentina, where he met his lover. Sanford later admitted he had been carrying on a yearlong affair and his story of hiking the Appalachian Trail was a ruse to cover his whereabouts. Sanford subsequently rebuffed calls by much of the General Assembly for his resignation and survived a House impeachment bid.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/19/1537242/sanford-pays-fine-for-ethics-breach.html#ixzz0idVBPKAl

<span style="color: #000066">it's just the Republican Way, lie and deny!

Even when the facts are undeniable. Sort of reminds my of the radical uninformed RW on here. </span>

03-19-2010, 10:22 AM
Isn't it odd how the far left put up all these faux excuses for Billy Jeff and are now appalled that someone on the other side would use the same legal precedents as he?

The law of unintended consequences rears it's ugly head ... again.