Washington Post: campaign to pay $375,000 fine for campaign finance violations – among the largest penalties in the agency’s history

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Washington Post: Obama campaign to pay $375,000 fine for campaign finance violations – among the largest penalties in the agency’s history

The $375,000 fine is the largest collected by the FEC in the past five years. It ranks within the top 15 fines since 1980, according to a list on the agency’s Web site.

www.washingtonpost.com/politics/why-michael-cohens-campaign-finance-crimes-were-more-serious-than-the-obama-campaigns-infraction/2018/08/22/af5425ee-a616-11e8-8fac-12e98c13528d_story.html

Flashback: January 4, 2013

The document shows that the Obama campaign failed to disclose the identities of donors responsible for $2 million in contributions in the weeks ahead of the election. The campaign also misreported the dates of $85 million in other contributions.

In addition, the Obama campaign also kept $1.3 million in contributions that were above the legal maximum allowed for a federal campaign, failing to return them within the 60 days required by law. The campaign kept almost $874,000 of those donations until the FEC discovered they were unlawful.

www.politico.com/story/2013/01/obama-2008-campaign-fined-375000-085784

 

“In marked contrast when it was discovered that Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was guilty of violations involving nearly $2 mill

“In marked contrast when it was discovered that Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was guilty of violations involving nearly $2 million – an amount that dwarfs the $280,000 in Cohen’s case – the Obama Justice Department decided not to prosecute.”

www.foxnews.com/opinion/andrew-c-mccarthy-why-trump-is-likely-to-be-indicted-by-manhattan-us-attorney

 

 

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