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Nighbert to pay fine to resolve ethics complaint

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Former Transportation Secretary Bill
Nighbert has admitted that he violated a government ethics code and
has agreed to pay a $500 fine to resolve a case before the
Executive Branch Ethics Commission.
Nighbert acknowledged in a settlement agreement that he had
failed to disclose ownership interest in a business called Double
Buck LLC. The state ethics code requires that each year executive
branch officials disclose to the commission the names of businesses
in which they have an interest of at least $10,000 or 5 percent.
Nighbert was transportation secretary under former Gov. Ernie
Fletcher.
The Executive Branch Ethics Commission approved Nighbert's
settlement agreement Friday. Nighbert had given his approval last
week.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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