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There’s a lot going on these days, but I wanted to take a moment to remind you of something that might have fallen off your radar: It’s been 55 days since Nikki Fried was supposed to file her financial disclosure, and we are now just a week away from her being charged $25 per day she doesn’t file.
Florida officials holding elected office, like Fried, are required to turn in their annual financial disclosure for the previous year on July 1. Fried has already faced increased scrutiny after she failed to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in income and was forced to repeatedly edit previous disclosures. And now her 2020 report is STILL no where to be found. Elected officials are charged $25 a day if they don’t file by September 1.
“It’s been nearly two months since the filing deadline, and Nikki Fried still either doesn’t know or is intentionally trying to hide how much money flowed into her bank account last year,” said RGA spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez. “Given the number of times she had to edit it in the past and the hundreds of thousands of dollars she failed to disclose, there’s no telling what is causing the delay on Fried’s report. One thing is clear: Floridians can’t trust Nikki Fried to accurately understand or communicate any basic data – whether it is her own or the state’s.”