From the NY Post:
The elections are long over, but the three leading Democratic candidates for citywide office last year still face fines of nearly $1.5 million for plastering the town with illegal posters, The Post has learned.
Records provided by the Environmental Control Board show that mayoral contender Bill Thompson received 8,257 summonses over the course of his near-upset campaign. Comptroller John Liu got 7,270, and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was hit with 4,023. Like all posters attached to city property, each carries a $75 fine.
So Thompson could owe as much as $619,275, Liu $542,259 and de Blasio $301,725 if they're found guilty after administrative hearings. Under the convoluted system, some of the cases won't be heard until September.
Lawyers for all three candidates say they intend to challenge every summons.
One candidate told The Post there's a move afoot at the City Council to overhaul the process and wipe out the fines retroactively.
But a council source said that was unlikely, since "you couldn't do it just for the candidates and not everyone else."