Naples Mayor Teresa Heitmann’s campaign finances inquiry closed in March

When the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported in April there was no proof that Naples Mayor Teresa Heitmann dedicated against the law in connection to abuse of power allegations made in opposition to her, it was not the one time this yr the company had inquired in regards to the mayor.

In late March, the FDLE closed an investigation into Heitmann’s campaign finances after discovering no proof to warrant additional inquiry, an FDLE investigation report states.

The FDLE started an inquiry into Heitmann’s alleged “misuse of campaign expenditures and improper public workplace communications” after the case was referred in February by the State Attorney’s Office, a letter from the workplace to FDLE states.

Heitmann instructed the Naples Daily News she was not conscious of the investigation and mentioned she didn’t violate campaign finance legal guidelines.

“This FDLE investigation is information to me,” Heitmann mentioned final month.

More:Former Naples Mayor Bill Barnett files ethics complaint on Mayor Teresa Heitmann

And:Naples Mayor Teresa Heitmann accused of abuse of power; mayor denies allegations

Tara Norman, Heitmann’s former campaign treasurer, relayed the allegations to City Council in October of final yr, and an unidentified complainant forwarded e mail exchanges between Heitmann and Norman to the State Attorney’s Office a couple of month later, FDLE investigation reports state.

Norman declined to be interviewed, however in her resignation letter from her job as campaign treasurer dated June 1 of final yr she wrote that one in every of her issues was that Heitmann despatched her an invoice for $787 in authorized bills incurred by a 3rd social gathering after the City Council election in March of final yr. 

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