BY BUDDY NEVINS
Dozens of Broward public officials have failed to file their 2011 financial disclosure forms and face fines, according to a non-profit research group.
The Florida Commission on Ethics and county supervisor of elections offices have already sent warnings to late filers which cost state taxpayers more than $20,000, according to the group’s website, Integrity Florida.
Many on the list of late filers as of Aug. 29 are employees of the Broward County School Board, including a number of principals.
As if he didn’t have enough problems, one of those named in the group’s report is school transportation chief Chester Tindale.
Other well known Broward folks mentioned by the website include Eric Schwartzreich, a member of the Plantation Planning & Zoning Board and a plugged-in attorney; Yolanda Rodriguez, Margate’s city manager and Larry Vignola, a Coral Springs commissioner.
After this was posted, Vignola had an explanation he passed on to Browardbeat.com. His comments are below in a comment.
If the late filers do not send their required financial disclosure form to the Florida Commission on Ethics with a postmark that indicates it was mailed today, they face fines of $25 up to a maximum of $1,500.
To see the complete list of Broward non-filers, go to the Integrity website here and click on Broward County.