FEC Fines Campaigns of Anthony Weiner and Ron Paul
Posted at 6:12 p.m. on July 26, 2013
The Federal Election Commission has negotiated civil penalties with two former representatives for their committees’ campaign finance violations.
The FEC reached a conciliation agreement with Friends of Weiner and the committee treasurer. The committee was the 2012 congressional campaign committee of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. The committee failed to refund $67,700 in general election contributions following Weiner’s withdrawal from the primary. The civil penalty was $20,000. See MUR 6727.
The FEC reached a conciliation agreement with Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee and the committee treasurer. The presidential committee of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, failed to disclose $501,700 in receipts and $5,650 in disbursements on its original 2011 October Quarterly Report and 2011 Year-End Report. The civil penalty was $4,975. See MUR 6725.