As a public officer holder I am required to provide the State Ethics Commission with a report about my business interests. I timely filed the report for 2006, but did not include some of the required information, primarily real estate holdings outside of Bryan County. I did disclose all of my real estate holdings and business interests within Bryan County.
When the Commission called this to my attention, I promptly amended my earlier report and submitted it, and the commission deems it adequate.
Nevertheless, my earlier filing was incomplete, and to accept responsibility for my prior, incomplete report, I have entered into a consent order that sets out my responsibility and provides for me to pay a fine in the amount of $9,300.00, which I have already sent to the Commission.
I recognize the importance of the disclosure requirements of the State Ethics Commission and will insure that these requirements are carefully followed in the future.
Roberts is the 5th district county commissioner.