Danny Sparks Ethics Case Closed

The Florida Ethics Commission case against former Bay County Commissioner Danny Sparks has been settled.

The commission Thursday accepted a deal in which Sparks will be assessed a $1,000 fine for an ethics violation five years ago.

During a trip sponsored by Jail Operator CCA, a financial consultant paid for a $240 round of golf for sparks. Ethics rules prohibit gifts of more than $100.

Sparks settled the case to end it, and has said he did not know the golf was that expensive.