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CORONA: Couple says political reporting violation was oversight
BY LESLIE PARRILLA STAFF WRITER firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: 02 November 2012 06:06 PM
CORONA: Crona-Norco school board candidates say race quiet (Oct. 11)
A husband and wife who hold public offices say failing to report their new business was an oversight.
Corona-Norco Unified School District board member Michell Skipworth, who is running for re-election this year, and her husband, Corona City Councilman Stan Skipworth, said they did not report their consulting business in financial disclosure forms filed this year because they were not aware of the requirement. The Skipworths opened Full Count Consulting in Corona in November 2011, according to city business records.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission requires elected officials to report businesses in which they have a 10 percent or greater interest and that are within the area they represent. If income for the year was less than $2,000, income does not need to be reported but ownership still must be reported.
The Skipworths said they were not aware of the ownership requirement and did not make money in 2011.State reporting requirements are designed to help the public determine whether potential conflicts of interest exist. Violators may receive a warning letter before a penalty of up to $5,000 for each violation.