From the NY Post:
More than a dozen state officeholders -- including Gov. Paterson and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) -- owe unpaid fines for campaign-finance violations, The Post has learned.
In all, some 16 sitting state Assembly members and senators are among 1,421 scofflaws who have shrugged off nearly $1.7 million in penalties for not filing campaign-finance reports and other violations, according to a Post analysis of outstanding fines by the notoriously toothless state Board of Elections.
By far the biggest offender was Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo (D-Bronx), whose four campaign committees have racked up $33,648 in fines over the past 15 years -- more than double the next-largest total.
"You'll have to call my lawyer," Arroyo told a reporter who called her home, hanging up without giving her attorney's name.