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Florida ethics panel: David Rivera deserves fine, reprimand

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Former U.S. Rep. David Rivera broke Florida’s ethics law and should pay nearly $60,000 in fines and restitution, a state panel concluded Friday. The Miami Republican, who has been a long-time friend of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, is accused of double-billing taxpayers for travel expenses while he was a state legislator and failing to properly report his income. The unanimous vote by the Florida Commission on Ethics is the latest chapter of a long-running investigation that first began in 2010…

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