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Henry Co. lawmaker fined $300 for non-disclosures
By JIM WALLS
Feb. 29, 2012 — Rep. Steve Davis has agreed to pay a $300 fine for failing to include two businesses on his state-mandated financial disclosure.
Davis, a real estate broker from McDonough, filed disclosures for 2009 and 2010 listing himself as CEO of Cape Real Estate Sales and Trading LLC, but did not mention that he held the same position in two other companies, officials said Tuesday.
One of those businesses, Crest Legal Services Inc., was incorporated but never did business, said Davis’s attorney, Doug Chalmers. “It was just a shell,” he said. Records show the company was dissolved by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office in August 2011.
The second undisclosed company, Greenwood Crest Realty Inc., was voluntarily dissolved in December 2009.
The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission approved a consent order Tuesday requiring Davis to pay the $300 fine within 60 days. Davis has not yet amended his disclosures to report his role with the two companies.
Once a year, under Georgia law, candidates and elected officials must disclose the names of any businesses in which they have a fiduciary interest.