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    Akin amends financial reports

    In July 2011, Akin amended his reports from 2001 through 2010 to show his stake in properties owned by family partnerships in the St. Louis and Cape Cod, Mass., areas. A spokesman said at the time that Akin did not originally think the items needed disclosure because he has no controlling interest and received no money from the properties, but he later listed them based on an advisory opinion he sought from the House Ethics Committee.

    Akin included those properties on the annual report he filed this May, valuing his share of the Massachusetts property between $250,001 and $500,000 and his share of the two St. Louis-area properties between $15,001 and $50,000 each. The financial reporting forms categorize assets by dollar-value ranges instead of requiring a precise figure.

    It seems to me that he would have caught this latest 'oversight' back then. Would not you look everything over and make sure you got it right the first time? Even if you believe it was an oversight, it shows him incompetent to hold office.

    It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

    by se portland on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 01:53:12 PM PDT

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