MEC Sanctions JeffCo GOP

26 Nov

Waaaaay back in August/September 2012 I wrote about some shady dealings involving political action committees associated with the Jefferson County GOP Central Committee (here and here). Well, 14 months later, something has come of this saga, per the Post-Dispatch.

The Missouri Ethics Commission has sanctioned the Jefferson County Central Republican Committee —  as well as its treasurer Leslie Hanson, its chairwoman Janet Engelbach and her husband George “Bob” Engelbach, a county council member — and the Voters for Good Government committee and its treasurer, William “Buddy” Hardin IV, a St. Charles County-based Republican activist, for illegal campaigning before the August 2012 election.

Full report here. A total of $2,300 in fines were levied against those involved (more if they don’t pay within 45 days or if they violate other campaign rules in the next two years).



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