Donalds Complaint Dismissed

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The Florida Ethics Commission dismissed a complaint about Republican House candidate Byron Donalds. In a press release posted to its website this week the Ethics Commission said a complaint against Donalds lacked legal sufficiency.

The News-Press reported that the complaint alleged Donalds lied and covered up past legal troubles on several applications.

The complaint was filed by former Collier County School Board member Kelly Lichter.

The newspaper says the complaint alleged Donalds “falsely and criminally completed regulatory applications by not disclosing either a sealed charge for receiving bribes or the dismissed charge for distributing marijuana.”

Donalds called the complaint frivolous and baseless. “A judge ruled that I could have these records expunged. Under law, I don’t have to acknowledge that because the records technically don’t even exist anymore.”