Commerce Secretary draws fresh complaint over ethics disclosures


U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faces a new ethics complaint over an asset he promised to sell within three months of his 2017 Senate confirmation, but didn’t divest until well over a year later.

The Campaign Legal Center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that favors greater regulation of money in politics, filed a complaint on Thursday asking the Commerce Department’s Inspector General to investigate whether Ross made false statements when he disclosed a sale of stock in BankUnited Inc. in May 2017.

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