Ethics complaint names Sen. Trip Pittman, Commissioner Bob James

A Fairhope resident and a Silverhill businessman this week filed a 130-page ethics complaint against Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, and Baldwin County Commissioner Bob James, alleging the men violated state ethics laws in connection with BP PLC grants and other issues.

The second signer of the complaint is business owner Don White who said last fall he was shut out of competition for a piece of the $1.2 million in BP grant funding for oil boom in Fairhope.Paul Rip said Friday that he filed the complaint in an effort to promote fairness in Fairhope’s municipal dealings. He said the goal is to improve local government.

 

Ethics complaint names Sen. Trip Pittman, Commissioner Bob James