State Rep. David Rivera (R) "has amended" his FL financial disclosure forms to "erase any mention of consulting work" for USAID -- days after USAID officials said they had no records" he worked for the agency.
Rivera atty Richard Coates told the FL Commis. on Ethics in a 10/15 letter that Rivera was "not required" to disclose any additional income" from his consulting work. Coates said the amendments were filed "without any admission" that Rivera's original disclosures were inaccurate." Rivera spokesperson Leslie Veiga: "The original forms included information that did not reach the state criteria for reporting and was included in an abundance of caution" (Hiaasen/Mazzei, Miami Herald, 10/19).