|TAINTED ABC ENFORCEMENT DIRECTOR BOYCE HAMLET, JR.|
A complaint has been filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission concerning violations of Arkansas Law by tainted ABC Enforcement Director Boyce Hamlet, Jr.
Hamlet Jr. is accused of failing to file a required Statement of Financial Interest Form within 30 days of his questionable appointment as ABC Enforcement Director. Additional accusations consist of Junior's failure to disclose his refusal to pay taxes, which is considered by Arkansas Law to be a felony.
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Hamlet, Jr.'s refusal to pay his state income taxes resulted in a lien being placed against him by his employer the Department of Finance & Administration.
This is the third complaint in the last two years that has been filed concerning ABC employees.
Hamlet Jr. is not the first ABC employee to have a lien placed against them for refusing to pay their state income taxes.
The first complaint dealt with the now former Deputy Director of the ABC, Rick Crisman. Crisman was found to have violated Arkansas Laws by using information obtained in the course of his employment for his own benefit and gain. Crisman was issued a Public Letter of Caution. Apparently the Commission felt that the disgrace to his reputation and forced resignation from the ABC was his dose of Karma.
The second complaint dealt with the now former ABC Enforcement Agent Jerrell Smith, currently a Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy. Smith arranged for an ABC permit holder, William "Billy" Marfoglio, to purchase a Taser for him when he was employed by the ABC as an Enforcement Agent and assigned to monitor Marfoglio's dive bar. The Ethics Commission is still investigating the complaint and if they find probable cause that Smith violated the law, he (and Marfoglio) could be issued a letter of reprimand/caution/warning and be fined $50 to $2,000 per violation.
The ABC Enforcement Division has several employees with questionable character and is headed by an individual that a Circuit Court Judge found to lack honesty and integrity which could pose a huge issue in enforcement issues for the ABC.
Governor Hutchinson needs to get rid of Hamlet, Jr. before anymore damage is done to his administration.