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      Lt. Governor signs ethics settlement letter

      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' Ethics Commission says Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has signed a settlement letter that would have him pay $11,000 in fines to address complaints against him.

      Graham Sloan, the executive director of the panel, released a letter Monday that offered Darr an opportunity to settle claims that Darr misspent campaign funds and failed to keep complete records.

      The Ethics Commission proposed sanctions of $1,000 each for 11 violations and said that, by signing, Darr was agreeing with the panel's findings.

      Sloan released a copy of the letter counter-signed by Darr, plus a two-page letter from Darr.

      Darr lawyer Dan Greenberg did not return a message left by email.

      (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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