Senator Carole Migden agreed to pay the six figure fine after the Fair Political Practices Commission found 89 violations of the Political Reform Act. The problems ranged from record keeping errors to personal use of campaign funds. They came from an investigation into Migden’s campaign committee activities from 2003 to 2007.
A complaint was filed with the Commission by one of her challengers in the upcoming June primary. But Migden’s attorney James Harrison says she launched her own audit after the commission fined her for other violations in 2006.
“As soon as she discovered these errors she took immediate and decisive action, reported the problems to the F.P.P.C and has worked very hard to resolve them…”
In a statement F.P.P.C Chairman Ross Johnson said Migden’s track record has shown her complete disdain for the Political Reform Act.
In a separate matter, Migden is suing the Commission over her access to campaign funds which the agency says she cannot legally use.