Pam Bondi Hit With Ethics, Bar Complaints Over Trump’s $25,000 Donation
TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi’s political troubles deepened Wednesday when she was slapped with three complaints accusing her of unethical conduct for soliciting campaign donations from Donald Trump while her office was reviewing consumer complaints against Trump University.
The complaints were filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics, Florida Elections Commission and Florida Bar by J. Whitfield Larrabee, a Boston lawyer who said he acted after reading news accounts of Bondi having solicited a $25,000 donation from the Donald J. Trump Foundation in September 2013.
In his Bar complaint, Larrabee accused Bondi, an attorney, of violating rules of professional conduct that prohibit dishonesty and fraud.
“Pamela Bondi’s actions suggest a conflict of interest and create the appearance of impropriety,” Larrabee wrote.