NYC CFB Votes on Enforcement Matters for Three 2013 Campaigns

From the New York City Campaign Finance Board:

At a regularly scheduled meeting today, the New York City Campaign Finance Board determined that three campaigns involved in the 2013 citywide election cycle committed violations and assessed penalties. In addition, the Board determined that one campaign is required to repay public funds. Details of the Board’s determinations are outlined in the charts below.

Archived video of today’s meeting is available at http://www.nyccfb.info/live.

Violations and Penalties
(for details, follow the link in Total Penalties column)

 

Candidate

Violation

Penalty

Total Penalties

Debra Cooper

Candidate, 2013

City Council District 6

Program Participant:

$92,400

public funds received

Accepting over-the-limit contributions

$125

$600

Failing to document a transaction

$100

Accepting contributions from unregistered political committees

$125

Making an impermissible post-election expenditure

$250

 

Candidate

Violation

Penalty

Total Penalties

Kathleen Daniel

Candidate, 2013

City Council District 41

Program participant:

$0 

public funds received

Failing to provide bank/merchant account statements

$282

$8,369

Failing to comply with reporting requirements for receipts

$565

Failing to comply with reporting requirements for disbursements

$282

Filing a late disclosure statement

$28

Failing to file a disclosure statement

$425

Failing to comply with subcontractor reporting and documentation requirements

$28

Accepting an over-the-limit contribution

$340

Accepting contributions from corporations, limited liability companies, or partnerships

$3,669

Accepting a contribution from an unregistered political committee

$1,694

Failing to document a transaction

$56

Failing to respond to the Initial Documentation Request

$500

Failing to respond to the Draft Audit Report

$500

 

Candidate

Violation

Penalty

Total Penalties

Donovan Richards

Candidate, 2013

City Council District 31

Program Participant:

$39,372

public funds received

Failing to report a merchant account used for campaign purposes

$250

$3,416

Failing to provide bank/merchant account statements

$500

 Failing to disclose a political committee used in furtherance of the campaign 

 No penalty 

Accepting contributions from corporations

$358

Failing to demonstrate that spending was in furtherance of the campaign

$181

Making impermissible post-election expenditures

$552

Commingling campaign funds with funds accepted for a different election

$1,525

Late response to the initial documentation request

$50

 

Public Funds Repayments

Candidate

Public Funds Received

(does not reflect repayment obligation)

Public Funds Repayment

Debra Cooper

Candidate, 2013

 City Council District 6 

$92,400

$160.47*

*Reflects funds remaining in campaign bank account.

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