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Posted on: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Republican Carroll fined $100 for Hawaii campaign law violations


Associated Press

HONOLULU Republican gubernatorial candidate John Carroll has been fined $100 by the state Campaign Spending Commission for violating campaign finance laws.

The panel approved the fines on Wednesday.

Commission Executive Director Barbara Wong says the panel decided Carroll should have filed an organizational report for his campaign committee in November 2008.

It also determined Carroll should have opened a bank account in April 2009, in which contributions could be deposited.

The violations drew a fine of $50 each. The maximum was $1,000 each.

Wong says Carroll paid the fines Wednesday.

She says the fines grew from a complaint filed by Eric Ryan alleging 19 violations. The panel dismissed 17 of those.