The top lawyer for the Florida commission that investigates and prosecutes election law violations is facing charges of possession of child pornography.
Eric M. Lipman, general counsel for the Florida Elections Commission, was arrested Wednesday on 11 counts of the crime. He was taken to the Leon County Detention Center and later released.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office announced his arrest Wednesday but did not mention his occupation and would not confirm it when asked, citing Sunshine Law exemptions. However, Tim Vaccaro, executive director of the commission, acknowledged the arrest Thursday morning in an email to the Tallahassee Democrat.