CFB Votes on Enforcement Matters for Two Campaigns from the 2017 Election Cycle


At today's regular public meeting, the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) determined that two campaigns from the 2017 election cycle committed violations and assessed penalties for those violations. Refer to the tables below for details on the determinations. Archived video footage of the meeting is available at

The Board recognizes campaigns that have completed the post-election audit process without any violations or penalties assessed by the Board. The CFB initiated this recognition process for the 2017 election cycleThe Board applauds the following candidate and their campaign staff for their diligence in a running campaign that maintained compliance with New York City's campaign finance law. 
Completed Audit Process Without Violations or Penalties Assessed by Board
(2017 Elections)
Candidate Office / District Program
Public Funds
Victoria E. Cambranes City Council
District 33
No -


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

(Election Cycle)
Office Violation Penalty Total Penalties
 Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. (2017)

Public Funds Received: $0
City Council (District #37)
1. Accepting over-the-limit contributions
$250 $875

2. Accepting contributions from corporations, limited liability companies, or partnerships

3. Accepting a contribution from an unregistered political committee


(Election Cycle)
Office Violation Penalty Total Penalties

Richard Bashner (2017)

Public Funds Recieved: $0
Mayor 1. Accepting over-the-limit contributions $3,500 $3,500