“Rick Scott’s financial ties to a Kremlin-linked company are yet another reason Floridians can’t trust Scott to put them first,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “The fact that he only disclosed a glaring potential security liability when forced to is prompting Floridians to ask what else Comrade Scott has been hiding.”
By Steve Bousquet | August 1, 2018
- “Gov. Rick Scott’s recently-filed 125-page federal financial disclosure statement listed at least $50,000 in income last year from the sale of corporate securities stock in Navigator Holdings, Ltd.”
- “One of Navigator’s major clients is a Russian energy company with links to the Kremlin. The Russian company is Sibur, whose owners include Russian President Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and a Russian oligarch facing U.S. government sanctions, according to the New York Times.”
- “A financial stake in Navigator became a public issue in June for President Trump’s Commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, who shorted his Navigator stock soon after the Times questioned him about it last fall, the paper reported.”
- “Scott’s statement, which he filed last Friday with the U.S. Senate, listed his wife Ann’s income from the stock as between $50,001 and $100,000, and that Rick Scott earned between $0 and $201 in capital gains income.
- “The Scotts’ prior ownership of Navigator stock would not have come to light if the Republican governor were not required as a Senate candidate to make a complete disclosure of his financial holdings.”
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