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Former Lauderdale Lakes commissioner fined for living outside city

Eric L. Haynes fined $500 by FEC

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LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – A former Lauderdale Lakes commissioner was fined $500 after the Florida Elections Commission determined that he violated state statute by claiming to reside in the city limits while voting in November 2012.

According to the final order, the Office of the Inspector General was notified in September 2012 that Eric Haynes was no longer living in the city of Lauderdale Lakes, even though he was a commissioner at the time.

The city commission did not vote to remove Haynes from office, but later found probable cause to believe that he "engaged in misconduct in connection with his voting in the November 2012 general election by falsely swearing or affirming to residing at an address within the city."

The FEC conducted a hearing May 20, when Haynes was fined.

Haynes has until June 20 to appeal the final order.

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