Sunday, June 14, 2009

Eugene's campaign finance no-nos


(AP) A New York City councilman is being fined more than $24,000 for elections violations in three 2007 campaigns.

The city's Campaign Finance Board said Councilman Mathieu Eugene racked up 29 violations. Those include failing to provide his bank statements, accepting five corporate contributions and using campaign funds for non-campaign related expenses.

Eugene ran three winning campaigns in 2007. He first ran in a special election in February, but another was held that April because of uncertainty about when had moved into Brooklyn's 40th district.

His third campaign was for the general election in November.


Anonymous said...

If NY gets serious (and its not) anyone caught doing this should forfeit their office, pay the fines, and be banned for running for office for one term.

That would stop this silliness fast.

Notice, like all the building codes that are violated (so say nothing of sports figures and doping, etc), we live in a lawless age.

No one seems to care.

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...

I still can't believe there were no arrests in the Christine Quinn slushgate scandal and from the day to day scandals that are exposed at City Hall it is clear business goes on as usual SO UNTIL VERY PUBLIC AND HUMILIATING ARRESTS ARE MADE AT CITY HALL TO SEND A MESSAGE it is clear this will continue to go on and on and city council will keep giving themselves raises and vote for extending term limits because it seems no one is paying attention and New Yorkers threshold for corruption is higher than the city's sky scrapers!!!!
Thanks Queens Crap, I will post this on my blog as well.