Lieberman fined for campaign finance violations
Posted by danishova on May 15, 2009
The Hill reports:
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Friday agreed to pay a $50,000 civil penalty for campaign finance violations.
According to the Federal Election Commission, Lieberman’s 2006 reelection campaign and its treasurer, Lynn Fusco, made payments to get-out-the-vote canvassers of more than $100 in cash. Under FEC law, disbursements to individuals over $100 must be made in check form.[snip]
The FEC found that Lieberman’s campaign made at least 600 payments to canvassers — totaling almost $122,000 — that exceeded the $100 cash limit.
It also paid 534 canvassers $200 or more in aggregate but did not properly document the expense.
Woo Hoo! Surely we’ll hear about Obama’s violations any day now! After all he had zero controls in place for his on-line fundraising scheme and willfully turned off the AVS system. As Newsmax reported:
The FEC breakdown of the Obama campaign has identified a staggering $222.7 million as coming from contributions of $200 or less. Only $39.6 million of that amount comes from donors the Obama campaign has identified.
This investigation may take awhile though, and may not be available until after Election Day 2012:
“While FEC practice is to do a post-election review of all presidential campaigns, given their sluggish metabolism, results can take three or four years,” said Ken Boehm, the chairman of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center.