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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-04 04:01 PM
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Republicans fined for posing as Democrats
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April 23, 2004 | WASHINGTON (AP) -- The campaign manager and fund-raising committee for a California Republican have agreed to pay $84,000 in civil penalties for sending out letters pretending to be Democrats during a 1998 congressional campaign, the Federal Election Commission said.

Adrian Plesha, manager of Charles Ball's campaign, agreed to pay a $60,000 fine and Ball's campaign committee agreed to pay $24,000. Plesha also pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FEC and was sentenced to three years probation, fined another $5,000 and ordered to perform 160 hours of community service.

http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2004/04/23/fraud/index.h...
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