Schwarzenegger fined $30K by FPPC for misuse of campaign funds after Consumer Watchdog complaint
In case you missed it --
Former governor Schwarzenegger was just fined $30,000 by the FPPC for illegally funding advertising for a budget fight with money he raised in unlimited amounts from corporate donors to his California Dream Team ballot measure committee. Consumer Watchdog sent a letter of complaint to the FPPC in July of 2009 about Schwarzenegger's improper use of campaign funds. The Democratic Party also submitted a complaint.
Consumer Watchdog applauds the FPPC's action - but it comes two years too late to stop former Governor Schwarzenegger's misuse of ballot measure committees to circumvent campaign fundraising limits.
Click here to read Consumer Watchdog's complaint to the FPPC.
Click here to read the FPPC enforcement decision.
Click here to read more about the FPPC regulations that prohibit use of ballot measure committee funds for issues not related to ballot measures.
11/1/2014News StoryCalifornia Lawmakers’ Campaign Credit-Card Spending Often Lacks Disclosure, Sacramento Bee Review FindsCalifornia lawmakers racked up more than $4 million in campaign credit-card charges during the first 18 months of this election... More >
2/14/2012News ReleaseConsumer Watchdog Joins 50 Organizations To Request Congressional Hearings On Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens UnitedWASHINGTON, D.C. – Reflecting the millions of Americans concerned about the undue influence wielded by corporations and... More >
1/15/2012News StoryCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The country's biggest banks are overwhelmingly supporting Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican... More >
1/24/2012News StoryGoogle spent nearly as much as AT&T and Comcast on lobbying in Q4 2011, according to quarterly federal lobbying reports... More >
1/23/2012News StoryA consumer group on Wednesday penned a letter to European regulators asking them to block the pending merger of Google and... More >