OPELOUSAS — Three candidates in the April 4 state Senate District 24 special election are facing up to $2,500 in fines for failure to timely file a personal financial disclosure form with the state Ethics Board.
All three, Kelly J. Scott, Patricia Cravins and Link Savoie, argue the matter is a misunderstanding brought about by confusion concerning the new state ethics laws. "We were the first candidates to go through the new process," Cravins said. "I crossed every 't' and dotted every 'i.' I don't think it is fair to fine me when I did what I was told to do."
"They are saying I didn't file my form in a timely matter, but I didn't have the form," Savoie said.