Saturday, September 15, 2007

This Just In.....Part Two

The previous post was a copy of an ethics commission complaint filed against the Greene County Republican Central Committee and deputy treasurer Cindy Stein, who also is the Greene County Auditor.
The complaint indicates the committee failed to file in a timely manner, the required quarterly reports. The complaint also contends that instead of filing reports quarterly, as required by the law, the committee filed a single report for all of 2005. The Ethics Commission requires reports to be filed quarterly.

The second item is a letter from R.F. Connor, Executive Director of the Missouri Ethics Commission, advising that at the August 30, 2007 meeting of the Missouri Ethics Commission, the complaint filed against Cindy Stein by the Missouri Attorney General was withdrawn. Accordingly, the Commission voted to dismiss this case as it was unsubstantiated.

What part of not following the rules did the ethics commission not understand? It appears to be pretty evident by the reports filed by the Greene County Republican central committee that quarterly reports were NOT filed in accordance with the law.

They can argue all they want that the information that was to be supplied in the quarterly reports was supplied in one report instead of four reports. The law states, however, that reports be filed quarterly. This was not done. Apparently the ethics commission thinks the end justifies the means.

It doesn't appear that the ethics commission is following their own rules and Missouri law. There is a lot more about the ethics commission, read it here..

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