Weprin Charged With Campaign Violations
By Joe MarvilliAssemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) has been charged with campaign violations by the Campaign Finance Board.
During their meeting on Nov. 29, the board decided to penalize Weprin for various violations committed during his run for City Comptroller in 2009. The eleven charges totaled to a penalty of $28,184.
The largest violation filed against the assemblyman was for accepting contributions from unregistered political committees, a penalty of $11,750. The next highest charge was for accepting over-the-limit contributions, which equaled an $8,850 fine.
A spokesperson for Weprin said the assemblyman accepted accountability for the charges.
“David acknowledges he’s responsible for the $28,000,” the spokesperson said. “This is a process that we have to go through.”
She also praised the Campaign Finance Board for their fairness and equability, calling the program a model for campaign finance.
“I think it’s a program that really deserves to be commended, especially in light of the Citizens United decision,” she said. “We all really applaud the Campaign Finance Board and the model it applies.
The board also made note that Weprin’s campaign team owed $325,561 in public funds repayment. However, that campaign was liquidated when his comptroller bid ended in 2009.
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