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Ethics panel tosses complaints against Scott, Crist


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The Associated Press reports: Ethics complaints targeting both former Gov. Charlie Crist and current Gov. Rick Scott have been dismissed.

The Florida Commission on Ethics announced Wednesday that the panel found no legal reason to investigate the complaints.

The commission tossed a complaint filed by a top Republican Party of Florida official that alleged that Crist misused his office in December 2010 when he appointed a partner in the Morgan & Morgan law firm to a panel that nominates judges for appointment. Crist later joined the firm.

The commission stated there was nothing “factual” or “substantive” to support the allegation.

The ethics panel also threw out a complaint filed against Scott over investments his blind trust made in an oil service company that had ties to a company that applied for permits in Collier County.

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