Tainted ABC Enforcement Director Boyce Hamlet, in response to a complaint filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission about his failure to follow Arkansas laws and file a statement of financial disclosure, finally filed the required report.
Hamlet broke the law when he did not file the required form within 30 days of his being appointed/hired as ABC Enforcement Director in 2015.
It is believed that Hamlet did not file the form because it would have shown that he failed to pay income taxes and a lien had been filed against him by the Department of Finance and Administration, his employer. Typically DFA will not hire anyone that owes past state taxes or child support.
Why DFA Director Larry Walther would not have checked to see if Hamlet was tax evader before appointing him is a question that Walther will not answer. Just like the question that was put to him about why Hamlet was not vetted for the position which would have shown that he was not qualified and that Hamlet had lied about his employment history in order to obtain law enforcement positions that he was not fit to hold.
Hamlet is an embarrassment to the Hutchinson administration and his remaining in a position that he is unqualified and unfit to hold damages the reputation of the ABC and the Department of Finance & Administration.