Norman’s sticky ethics
Daniel Ruth’s concern regarding the recent appointment of Florida State Senator “Big Jim” Norman to chairmanship of the Finance and Tax Committee is particularly well-founded.
It seems Senate President Mike Haridopolos may have misplaced his trust in Norman’s ethics in the matters of finance and tax.
If the out-of-state home Norman shares with his wife was “financed” through either a loan or investment by Ralph Hughes, has that money been returned to Ralph’s widow and orphans?
If the money was a gift, has that income been declared by the Normans on either a single or joint federal “tax” return?
In no event is it even remotely ethical that Norman keep that $500,000 home within his sticky grasp.
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen
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