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Florida Elections Commission general counsel arrested on child porn charges

Eric Lipman also served as an officer with a nonprofit soccer league for boys and girls aged 4-17.

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.

"The commission is fully cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation," Vaccaro said. "The employee has been placed on administrative leave pending further information."

The Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force got a tip Feb. 24 from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children about child pornography that was transmitted through a Yahoo email account, according to court records.

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.

"The commission is fully cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation," Vaccaro said. "The employee has been placed on administrative leave pending further information."

The Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force got a tip Feb. 24 from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children about child pornography that was transmitted through a Yahoo email account, according to court records.

They also found a number of internet searches on his work laptop involving child sexual abuse, pedophiles and children between the ages of 3 and 5, the report says.

Lipman, 59, agreed to speak with detectives, saying he understood his right to remain silent.

“Lipman confirmed the suspect email account belonged to him at the time of the incident, but refused to answer any further questions related to the email, or anything else related to the search warrant related material,” the report says.

He was put in double handcuffs and taken to the county jail. Leon County Judge Augustus Aikens Jr. placed him on pretrial release Thursday during his first court appearance.

Aikens ordered him to keep away from places where minors gather and to stay off the internet other than for matters involving work or his criminal case.

Lipman, a 59-year-old Boston native well-known in Tallahassee legal circles, began working for the commission in 2001 as assistant general counsel, according to his online bio, which was later scrubbed from the agency's website. He earns $85,444 a year.

Before that, he worked as a senior attorney with the Florida Department of Children and Families in Leon, Wakulla and Franklin counties.

He also served as an officer with the Capital Soccer Association, a nonprofit soccer league for boys and girls ages 4 to 17, according to Florida corporate filings.

Lipman earned his law degree at the University of Miami School of Law and was admitted to the Nevada bar in 1991 and the Florida Bar in 1992. The Florida Bar confirmed it opened a case against Lipman following his arrest.

His mugshot did not appear in the Sheriff’s Office’s daily booking report because of a Sunshine Law exemption involving certain current or former state agency investigators and employees.



https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/2021/04/08/tallahassee-man-arrested-child-porn-charges-florida-election-commission-lawyer-attorney/7137060002/

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