The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission slapped former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday with the highest ethics penalty for his use of a corporate jet and Maserati limo.
The ethics commission voted to fine Hickenlooper, a 2020 Senate Democrat candidate, $2,750 for ethics violations. The Colorado board fined the former governor for allowing corporations to cover the cost of a private jet trip to Connecticut, a Maserati limousine ride, as well as elegant dinners in 2018.
The commission ruled unanimously last week that Hickenlooper violated Colorado’s gift ban in June 2018 when he attended the secretive Bilderberg meetings in Italy. Hickenlooper paid a fee of $1,500, believing that covered the cost of the hotel, limousine, meals, and other expenses. The event’s sponsor, Fiat-Chrysler, said the $1,500 fee did not cover the limousine rides.
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