Violates ethics disclosure law
|Filippi left out a pretty important one. I guess he tried to nullify|
the state Ethics law when it comes to full disclosure for himself.
By Will Collette
Providence lawyer and bogus Block Island resident Blake Filippi is working overtime to try to defend the new, but false, image he has created for himself in his campaign to unseat Rep. Donna Walsh.
First, he uses every defense except perhaps “I am not a crook” to defend against Rep. Walsh’s formal complaint that he misrepresented himself as a Block Island resident when a wide array of public records show that he actually lives in Lincoln, which is way outside the district.
|Filippi also has ties with the milita group, the Oath Keepers|
What he doesn't tell them is that he is a hard-core Tea Partier who doesn’t believe in government regulation of businesses, expecting that the free market will handle such problems.
At his Copar side show, he was backed up by a chorus of Town Council candidates running on the CCA Party ticket, even though the CCA Party controlled Town Council has failed to take any meaningful actions to control mining in Charlestown. I guess this moves the CCA Party another step closer to formally aligning with Filippi.
|Sources: Providence Journal, 4/11/2007 and 11/30/07. Also click here.|
For the state court case, click here. Ballard's also hires large numbers
of immigrant workers under various visa problems (e.g. H2B). Visa
workers are less likely to complain. These workers are indentured to
their "sponsor" and are easily deported.
In Filippi's campaign literature, he claims to be a "jobs creator."
Filippi also attempted to blot out his past by failing to disclose his directorship of his own organization, the RI Liberty Coalition.
Filippi set up this group as the platform to campaign for “nullification” which is the discredited legal theory that governments and even individuals can disobey laws they don’t believe in, such as gun control, traffic lights or in Charlestown’s case, affordable housing.
Filippi was required by law to list the RI Liberty Coalition on his financial disclosure report filed with the RI Ethics Commission (click here for his report). Here’s a full-sized view of the graphic shown above - a screenshot showing how he handled the disclosure: