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      Lt. Gov. Ard files late report following ethics fines

      Lt. Gov. Ken Ard / FILE

      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.

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      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.

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