James Campbell faces additional charges after case review

Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:51 AM.

Dewrell did not return a phone call seeking comment.

For more than a decade as Niceville’s director of parks and recreation, Campbell received a 20 percent commission for each sponsorship he secured for the Mullet Festival.

As a county commissioner he was obligated to report any income over $1,000 to the Florida Commission on Ethics.

The original charges stated Campbell failed to report payments he received from the Mullet Festival’s coordinating committee in 2005, 2006 and 2010.

Charging documents released Thursday indicate Campbell failed to  properly disclose income he received each year from the time he was elected to the County Commission in 2004 through 2012.

Campbell continues to stand by his explanation that his wife filled out his financial disclosure forms each year and he simply signed them. He said he had not disclosed the festival commissions because that was money he would use for personal hunting expenses.

The documents also state that Campbell’s failure as a public official to accurately report his income was taken “with corrupt intent to obtain a benefit.”

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