Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. violated Arkansas law by traveling to and from his 2022 reelection campaign events in a city-owned vehicle without his campaign reimbursing the city for the mileage, according to a final action letter issued Friday by the Arkansas Ethics Commission.
In a 4-1 vote on April 21, commissioners found that probable cause existed for finding Scott in violation of the law concerning his use of the city-owned vehicle, the letter said.
Scott signed an offer of settlement with the commission in which he acknowledged the commission would make a finding that he violated Ark. Code Ann. § 7-1-103(a)(3), according to the final action letter. The mayor paid a $250 fine and has been issued a public letter of caution.
The complaint that triggered the Ethics Commission's investigation was submitted last year by Matthew Campbell, a local attorney and the author of the "Blue Hog Report" blog.
Read Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more details.