Lt. Gov. Ard files late report following ethics fines
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:24:53 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Lt. Gov. Ken Ard has filed his latest quarterly report with the state Ethics Commission.
The report was due Sunday, but he didn't turn it in until Tuesday.
The commission gives lawmakers a five day grace period before imposing fines.Related Stories... SC Ethics Commission: Lt. Gov.'s latest quarterly report late SC Dems call on Lt. Gov. to step down for ethics violations, lies Ard agrees to $48,400 fine to settle ethics probe
Earlier this month, Ard paid more than $48,000 in fines for ethics violations.
Officials say he spend campaign cash on a vacation, clothes and iPads and provided inaccurate information to investigators.
What do you think about Ard filing two days late? Do you agree with the rule that gives lawmakers a five day grace period before fines are handed out? Leave your comments below to weigh in.