MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars since leaving office by collecting speech fees, a six-figure paycheck from Fox News, and a variety of other income, according to documents made public Friday.
Brown, who lost his 2012 bid for reelection and is now seeking a US Senate seat in New Hampshire, made 20 paid speeches for $186,000 between January 2013 and May 2014. They included a London address to the Royal Bank of Scotland for $20,000 last year, a $900 speech at the Billerica Community Alliance in October, and a $20,000 paycheck for speaking at a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas last month.
Brown also earned $126,000 from Fox News since February 2013, working as a commentator until he quit this year. The law firm Nixon Peabody, which Brown joined in March 2013, paid him $225,000 until he left recently to run for Senate.
Brown filed his current financial disclosure statement with the US Senate Ethics Committee and let reporters review his federal tax returns for 2006 through 2013 after he had been criticized by Democrats for some of his post-Senate ventures, including his role as an adviser to an obscure Florida penny stock company, and for his ties to Wall Street.
His release of the information Friday marked a reversal for Brown, who had last month obtained a delay in filing his personal financial disclosure form until August, a month before the Republican primary.
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