NYC Campaign Finance Board Votes on Enforcement Matters for One Campaign


At today's public meeting, the NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) determined that one campaign from the 2017 election cycle committed violations and assessed penalties for those violationsRefer to the table below for details on this determination. A video record of the meeting is available at

The Board also voted to ratify public funds payments in the general election for Queens Borough President. The CFB issued payments to two candidates in this race on September 3.

Starting with the 2017 election cycle, the Board is recognizing campaigns that completed the post-election audit process without any violations or penalties assessed by the Board. At today's meeting, the Board applauded the following candidate and their campaign staff for their diligence in maintaining compliance with NYC's campaign finance law.

Completed Audit Process Without Violations or Penalties Assessed by Board 

Candidate Office Program Participant First Time CFB Candidate Public Funds Received

Richard David

Sean Sarjoo

City Council
(District #28)
Yes Yes $95,095
Violations and Penalties
(for details, follow the link in the total penalties column)
(Election Cycle)
Office Violation Penalty Total Penalties
Helal Sheikh

Public Funds Received: $91,170
City Council
(District #32)
1. Failing to report a transaction in a daily pre-election disclosure statement $250 $1,571
2. Failing to document transactions $50
3. Failing to demonstrate that spending was in furtherance of the campaign $185
4. Making impermissible post-election expenditures $586
5. Filing a late response to the Draft Audit Report $500