STATE OF FLORIDA
COMMISSION ON ETHICS
In re JOANNE FANIZZA, )
) Complaint Nos. 02-001,
Respondent. ) 02-014, & 02-020
) Final Order No. COE 06-180______________________________)
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 28, 2006, upon the mandate of the District Court of Appeal, Fourth District, issued in JOANNE FANIZZA v. STATE OF FLORIDA, COMMISSION ON ETHICS, Case No. 4D05-888 (March 22, 2006). The Court's opinion in the case concludes that the Respondent's representation in the Glasser Case and in the Fanizza Case did not create a continuing or frequently recurring conflict, or a conflict which would impede the full and faithful discharge of her public duties, under Section 112.313(7), Florida Statutes.
Pursuant to the mandate, the Commission finds that the Respondent did not violate Section 112.313(7), Florida Statutes, and hereby dismisses the complaints.
ORDERED by the State of Florida Commission on Ethics meeting in public session on July 28, 2006.
Norm M. Ostrau
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:
Ms. Joanne Fanizza, Respondent
Mr. Jerome Schechter, Attorney for Respondent
Ms. Madonna Finney Hawken, Attorney for Respondent
Mr. James H. Peterson, III, Commission Advocate
Ms. Audrey Arbuckle, Complainant
Mr. Greg Sharp, Complainant
Mr. Adam Straub, Complainant