COMMISSION ON ETHICS
IN RE: JASON PADGETT,
Complaint No. 04-097
FINAL ORDER AND PUBLIC REPORT
In accordance with the Recommended Order, which is incorporated herein, the Commission finds that the Respondent, as a Council Member of the Town of Hampton, Florida, violated Sections 112.313(2) and 112.313(6), Florida Statutes, by soliciting withdrawal of an ethics complaint filed against him and by using or attempting to use his public position in an effort to cause withdrawal of the ethics complaint, as set forth in the Recommended Order.
For the violations, pursuant to Sections 112.324 and 112.317, Florida Statutes, and in accordance with the Recommended Order, the Commission hereby recommends that the Governor publicly censure and reprimand the Respondent and that the Governor impose a civil penalty in the total amount of $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) upon the Respondent.
ORDERED by the State
Albert P. Massey, III
cc: Mr. Jason Padgett, Respondent
Mr. James H. Peterson, III, Commission Advocate
Mr. William E. Tillotson, Complainant
 The Respondent, Jason Padgett, was given an opportunity to file exceptions to the Recommended Order; he did not file any exception or otherwise take issue with any portion of the Recommended Order. The Respondent was given notice of the date, time, and place of the Commission's hearing to consider the Recommended Order; he did not appear.