• Ethics complaint filed against Charlie Crist

    By: Paige Kelton


    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Candidate for Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is accused of not giving voters a clear picture of his finances.

    Action News obtained a copy of an ethics complaint filed with Florida's Commission on Ethics Wednesday. In it, Sarasota COP Chair Joe Gruters accuses Crist of ”misrepresenting the most fundamental picture of his financial interests, his net worth,  by not reporting details of generally known assets  and liabilities."

    The complaint also alleged “Crist failed to report the full extent of his relationship with The St. Joe Company on his financial disclosure."  

    Action News reached out to the Crist campaign for comment.

    Spokesman Kevin Cate said, “(The complaint is a) pathetic political stunt tailored only for journalists that don’t understand that it’s wrong factually and Charlie Crist has already released his entire tax returns -- not just the financial disclosure. I hope you don’t fall for it."

    The governor’s race is becoming increasingly contentious as the November general election nears.

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