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Lawsuit: Riviera Beach councilwoman broke campaign finance law

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 17:40:20-05

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Another lawsuit has been filed against Riviera Beach councilwoman Lynne Hubbard, alleging she broke campaign finance law.

Tradrick McCoy, himself a candidate for Riviera Council District 1, said in his lawsuit that Hubbard accepted cash donations in excess of the legal limit.

"I think we need to hold these people accountable," McCoy said. "And make sure they’re doing the right thing, following the law and being transparent."

According to Hubbard’s campaign finance report filed on the city’s website, she accepted two cash donations in November. One was a $1,000 donation, and the other a $500 donation.

"I’m certainly under the belief that those are considered illegal contributions," McCoy said, who added they're illegal because they exceeded the cash donation limit.

According to Florida Statute 106.09, candidates cannot accept cash donations above $50.

McCoy said he hopes the lawsuit will result in disqualifying her as a candidate.

Contact 5 reached out to councilwoman Hubbard for a comment, but we did not hear back in time for this story.

The election for three Riviera Beach council seats is in March.

Read the campaign finance report below.

Lynne Hubbard Campaign Fina... by on Scribd

Read Tradrick McCoy's lawsuit below.