STATE OF FLORIDA
COMMISSION ON ETHICS
In re GRADY ALBRITTON, )
Respondent. ) Complaint No. 87-53
FINAL ORDER AND PUBLIC REPORT
This matter came before the Commission on Ethics for final action on review of the Recommended Public Report of the Hearing Officer (a copy of which is attached and incorporated by reference). Neither the Respondent nor the Commission Advocate filed any exceptions to the Recommended Public Report, which recommends that the Commission find that the Respondent violated Section 112.313(6), Florida Statutes, with respect to one of the allegations raised in this complaint, and that the Respondent did not violate Section 112.313(6), Florida Statutes, with respect to the second allegation presented here.
Having reviewed the Recommended Public Report and the record of the public hearing of this complaint, the Commission hereby adopts the findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommended final action which have been presented in the Recommended Public Report. Accordingly, the Commission on Ethics hereby finds that the Respondent, Grady Albritton, as a member of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners violated Section 112.313(6), Florida Statutes, through his actions in seeking to have the complainant, Louise Gandy, no longer be used as a part-time EMT for Escambia County. In addition, the Commission finds that the Respondent did not violate Section 112.313(6), Florida Statutes, by his actions in seeking to have the complainant's employment at University Hospital terminated.
For this violation of the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, pursuant to Sections 112.317(1) and 112.324(4),Florida Statutes, it is the recommendation of the Commission on Ethics that the Governor publicly censure and reprimand the Respondent and impose a civil penalty upon him in the amount of $2,000.00.
ORDERED by the State of Florida Commission on Ethics meeting in public session on March 8, 1990.
Richard A. Gilbert
Commission on Ethics
THIS ORDER CONSTITUTES FINAL AGENCY ACTION. ANY PARTY WHO IS ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THIS ORDER HAS THE RIGHT TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW UNDER SECTION 120.68, FLORIDA STATUTES, BY FILING A NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL PURSUANT TO RULE 9.110, FLORIDA RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE, WITH THE CLERK OF THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS, 2107 THE CAPITOL, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399-1450; AND BY FILING A COPY OF THE NOTICE OF APPEAL ACCOMPANIED BY THE APPLICABLE FILING FEES WITH THE APPROPRIATE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL. THE NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL MUST BE FILED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE THIS ORDER IS RENDERED.
Copies furnished to:
Mr. Grady Albritton, Respondent
Mr. Craig B. Willis, Commission Advocate
Mr. John Barry Kelly II, Attorney for Complainant