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Jesse Jackson Jr. Committee Fined by FEC

Jesse Jackson Jr. Committee Fined by FEC

The FEC has fined the campaign committee of former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. for failing to file its required 2012 year-end campaign finance disclosure report.

From Roll Call:

A small fine from a small federal agency for not reporting may be the least of former Rep. Jesse Jackson’s problems, but this agency treats campaigns equally and probably won’t give up until all the money is accounted for and reported.

The Federal Election Commission announced today it had fined the Jesse Jackson Jr. for Congress Committee, and its treasurer Vickie Pasley, $7,150 for not filing a 2012 year-end campaign finance disclosure report.  The report was due on January 31, 2013. It still has not been filed. The last committee financial report filed covered through November 26, 2012, and indicated it had $105,703 cash on hand.

The treasurer filed a letter at the end of August 2013 indicating she was resigning and that she had no contact with the campaign account, no knowledge of monies in the account, had never signed a check, and had no access to campaign checks.

Earlier this month, the FEC had sent a letter requesting that necessary reports be filed, after several previous letters making the request.

The former representative himself is of course otherwise occupied.  He’s currently serving his sentence in federal prison after his conviction for misusing campaign funds.

(Featured image credit: NBC 5 Chicago video)


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