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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD VOTES ON PENALTIES AND PAYMENTS

March 14, 2013 — During a regularly scheduled meeting today, the Campaign Finance Board determined that three campaigns from the 2009 elections committed violations. One campaign from the 2009 elections will receive post-election payment of public funds.

The Board also voted to dismiss a complaint against James G. Van Bramer (2009, Council District #26). Separately, the Board voted to deny a Rule 5-02(a) petition from Joseph Lazar (March 2010 special election, CD #44).

For details on the Board's actions, please refer to the charts below. Please note that the numbers in the "Total Penalties" column are linked to documents that provide detail on the violations committed.

Violations and Penalties


Candidate

Total Public Funds Received

Violation

Penalty

Total Penalties

Daniel Halloran
CD #19 (2009)

$149,155

Accepting a contribution from an
unregistered political committee

$125

$6,162

Accepting an over-the-limit Doing Business
contribution

$250

Filing a disclosure statement 67 days late

$750

Failing to file daily disclosure statements

$100

Failing to timely provide bank statements

$250

Failing to properly report one transaction

$50

Failing to provide deposit slips, resulting in a cash variance of 7.62%

$250

Accepting a contribution from a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership

$1,050

Making cash payments greater than $100

$224

Failing to maintain separate campaign bank account and co-mingling campaign and TIE funds

$250

Making impermissible post-election expenditures

$812

Failing to respond timely to Draft Audit Report

$2,051

Robert Schwartz
Queens Borough President
(2009)

$0

Failing to report and document advances

$250

$1,237

Accepting a contribution from a limited liability company

$425

Failing to demonstrate that spending was in furtherance of the campaign

$108

Responding late to the Draft Audit Report

$454

James G. Van Bramer
CD #26 (2009)

$172,672

Accepting an over-the-limit contribution

No Penalty

$5,100

Making impermissible post-election expenditures

$100

Failing to report an in-kind contribution, stemming from unreported coordination

$5,000


Post-Election Public Funds Payments

Candidate

Total Public Funds Received

Public Funds Payment

Daniel Halloran
CD #19 (2009)

$149,155

$52,749*

*The candidate's total penalties will be deducted from this amount.
 

Archived video of today’s meeting will be available at www.nyccfb.info/live.

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