Ross’ financial disclosure rejected by government ethics watchdog


The head of the Office of Government Ethics has refused to approve Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s 2018 financial disclosure report, citing an inaccuracy concerning the former investing mogul's holdings of BankUnited stock.

The action is the latest blow for Ross, who has repeatedly drawn scrutiny over his personal finances since he was nominated for the Commerce job. He is scheduled to testify next month before a House committee.

The Campaign Legal Center on Tuesday applauded OGE’s action. “It confirmed what we have been saying for a while now and it shows that OGE is also concerned about Secretary Ross’s commitment to upholding the public’s trust in government,” said Delaney Marsco, a legal counsel at CLC.

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