STATE OF FLORIDA
COMMISSION ON ETHICS
In re STEPHEN A. WITKOWSKI, )
Respondent. ) Complaint No. 90-93
FINAL ORDER AND PUBLIC REPORT
This matter came before the Commission on Ethics on the Recommended Order rendered in this matter on April 22, 1992 by the Division of Administrative Hearings (a copy of which is attached and incorporated by reference). The Hearing Officer recommends that the Commission find that the Respondent violated Sections 112.313(3) and 112.313(7), Florida Statutes. Respondent filed no exceptions and presented no written or live argument, testimony, or other evidence to the Commission for its consideration in making its final decision and recommendation.
Having reviewed the Recommended Order, including the exhibits attached thereto, and the record as it exists, the Respondent and the Advocate having stipulated that the hearing before the hearing officer would not be transcribed and that neither party would file proposed recommended orders, the Commission makes the following findings, conclusions, rulings and recommendations:
Findings of Fact
The Findings of Fact set forth in the Recommended Order are approved, adopted, and incorporated herein by reference.
Conclusions of Law
1. The Conclusions of Law set forth in the Recommended Order are approved, adopted, and incorporated herein by reference.
2. Accordingly, the Commission on Ethics finds that the Respondent, Stephen A. Witkowski, as an employee of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, violated Sections 112.313(3) and 112.313(7)(a), Florida Statutes, as described in the Recommended Order.
Having found that the Respondent violated Sections 112.313(3) and 112.313(7)(a), Florida Statutes, as described in the Recommended Order, pursuant to Sections 112.317(1) and 112.324(7), Florida Statutes, it is the recommendation of the Commission on Ethics that the Sheriff of Monroe County, Florida impose a civil penalty in the total amount of $750.00 upon the Respondent, to be paid within 30 days of the rendition of this Final Order and Public Report.
ORDERED by the State of Florida Commission on Ethics meeting in public session on Friday, June 5, 1992.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED, PURSUANT TO SECTION 120.68, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO JUDICIAL REVIEW OF AN ORDER WHICH ADVERSELY AFFECTS YOU. REVIEW PROCEEDINGS ARE COMMENCED BY FILING A NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL WITH THE APPROPRIATE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL, AND ARE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FLORIDA RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE. THE NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL MUST BE FILED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RENDITION OF THE ORDER TO BE REVIEWED.
cc: Mr. Stephen A. Witkowski, Respondent
Ms. Virlindia Doss, Commission Advocate
Mr. Miles R. Daniels, Complainant
Division of Administrative Hearings