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October 31, 2014

Gillibrand’s Campaign and Others Pay Civil Penalties to FEC

The Federal Election Commission has announced civil penalties for campaign finance violations by the committees of a current U.S. Senator, a former presidential candidate, and a New York corporation.

The campaign committee of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and its treasurer, have agreed to pay a $8,000 civil penalty for failing to disclose accurately $12,124 in receipts and $229,479 in disbursements in ten disclosure reports filed during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles. MUR 6757.

The presidential campaign committee of Republican Herman Cain, the Friends of Herman Cain Inc., and its treasurer, have agreed to pay a $19,000 civil penalty for receiving prohibited, excessive, and other impermissible contributions totaling $186,872 for the 2012 primary and general elections, which were not remedied within the permissible timeframes. ADR 665.

Evan H. Snapper, the former principal at the New York accounting firm of Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, has agreed to pay a $65,000 civil penalty for using funds from a former client to reimburse contributions made by others to three campaigns. Patricia Cornwell, the former client, will pay a $6,500 civil penalty. The contributions included $4,600 to the 2007 presidential campaign of Republican James Gilmore; $9,200 to his 2007 senatorial campaign; and $48,300 to the presidential campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2008. MUR 6454.

  • Rufus Peebody

    Sympathy for altruism should not impel us to accept collectivist demands that we cast aside morality and liberty to chase their illusions.

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