Anaheim Councilwoman Denise Barnes Fined for Failing to Disclose Husband’s Income

Anaheim City Councilwoman Denise Barnes will be fined $100 by the state ethics agency for failing to disclose her husband’s income on her economic disclosure forms.

Barnes, who owns a property management company, failed to include her husband, Scott Barnes’, share of their income on her annual Form 700 forms when she filed after taking office in December 2016. This is Barnes’ first term on the Anaheim City Council.

Barnes has since amended the form to report her husband’s income from four clients, the television company Fox Sports West, Pettigrew Crewing Inc., LDM Worldwide, and the television company Disney Worldwide Services.

The ethics agency, the Fair Political Practices Commission, found no intent of wrongdoing by Barnes. The fine is pending approval by the Commission at their regular meeting on May 25.

Click here to view a copy of Barnes amended economic disclosure form.

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