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Lawsuit: Rick Scott not disclosing his finances

Tallahassee attorney Donald M. Hinkle, a top Obama fundraiser, alleges Scott has broken the law in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Don Hinkle
Don Hinkle
Published Nov. 8, 2017|Updated Nov. 8, 2017

A newly-filed lawsuit contends that Florida Gov. Rick Scott is flouting a state law that requires him to fully disclose his finances, according to Gary Fineout with the Associated Press.

Tallahassee attorney Don Hinkle on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the multi-millionaire governor that asks a judge to force him to reveal more information.

Relying on stock records, the lawsuit alleges that Scott has broken the law because his financial disclosures do not include all of his holdings. Hinkle was a top fundraiser for President Barack Obama but says that open government is "not partisan."

Scott's latest filings listed his net worth at nearly $149 million.

Scott uses a blind trust and does not report the individual assets or stocks contained within it. Scott has defended the trust as a way to make sure he does not run afoul of conflict-of-interest laws


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