Government Ethics Office Refuses to Certify Wilbur Ross' Financial Disclosure

Center for Public Integrity

The executive branch’s internal ethics watchdog refused to certify U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ 2018 personal financial disclosure report — a rare rebuke of a Cabinet-level official. In explaining the rejection, Office of Government Ethics Director Emory Rounds said Ross failed to divest a stock holding when he said he would.

Earlier this month, the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Commerce Department’s Inspector General regarding Ross’ BankUnited stock disclosures.

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