California’s political watchdog agency says it has collected $300,000 from one of two campaign committees accused of improperly reporting contributions in a case that prompted the largest ethics fine in state history.
California’s political watchdog agency on Thursday announced the largest fine in its history for campaign-reporting violations and ordered two political action committees involved in the 2012 elections to pay the state’s general fund $15 million.
The Fair Political Practices Commission sued a law firm that’s refusing to report who is behind the money being spent. It’s turning into a high-stakes showdown that you won’t see on a new Kings basketball court. This one’s hitting superior court.
It’s a whole different ballgame, with a scoreboard that’s political paperwork—campaign disclosure statements that are supposed to show political contributions and spending.