STATE OF FLORIDA
COMMISSION ON ETHICS
In re SAMUEL G. S. BENNETT, )
Respondent. ) Complaint No. 00-115
) Final Order No. COE 04-277
FINAL ORDER AND PUBLIC REPORT UPON
MANDATE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
This matter came before the Commission on Ethics, meeting in public session on July 22, 2004, upon the mandate of the Fifth District Court of Appeal issued in Samuel G. S. Bennett v. State of Florida Commission on Ethics, Case No. 5D03-1669 (March 19, 2004). The Court's opinion in that case concludes that the evidence does not support a finding of corrupt intent.
Pursuant to the mandate, the Commission finds that the Respondent did not violate Section 112.313(6), Florida Statutes, and hereby dismisses the complaint.
ORDERED by the State of Florida Commission on Ethics meeting in public session on July 22, 2004.
Joel K. Gustafson
THIS ORDER CONSTITUTES FINAL AGENCY ACTION. ANY PARTY WHO IS ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THIS ORDER HAS THE RIGHT TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW UNDER SECTION 120.68, FLORIDA STATUTES, BY FILING A NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL PURSUANT TO RULE 9.110 FLORIDA RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE, WITH THE CLERK OF THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS, 3600 Maclay Boulevard South, Suite 201, P.O. DRAWER 15709, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32317-5709; AND BY FILING A COPY OF THE NOTICE OF APPEAL ATTACHED TO WHICH IS A CONFORMED COPY OF THE ORDER DESIGNATED IN THE NOTICE OF APPEAL ACCOMPANIED BY THE APPLICABLE FILING FEES WITH THE APPROPRIATE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL. THE NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL MUST BE FILED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE THIS ORDER IS RENDERED.
Copies furnished to:
Mr. James H. Peterson, III
Advocate for the Commission on Ethics
Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol, PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Mr. C. Allen Watts and Mr. Ty Harris
Attorneys for Samuel G. S. Bennett
Cobb & Cole
P. O. Box 2451
Daytona Beach, FL 32115-2491
Mr. David G. Leonhard, Complainant
168 E. 2nd Avenue
Pierson, FL 32180