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Missouri Ethics Commission fines ex-state House member $322,000

Violations occurred in 2008 campaign
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | 7:13 a.m. CST; updated 10:45 a.m. CST, Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ST. LOUIS — A one-time Missouri state Senate candidate and his campaign treasurer have been fined $322,000 for finance violations that occurred two years ago.

Former Missouri House member Rodney Hubbard narrowly lost a Democratic primary for a state Senate seat from the St. Louis area in 2008.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday the Missouri Ethics Commission levied the fine against Hubbard, his campaign and the campaign's treasurer.

The commission concluded Hubbard did not properly report $129,000 in campaign spending and $86,000 in contributions. The commission also said the campaign did not properly report payments to a political consultant.

The three parties can settle the matter by paying 10 percent of the total fine — about $32,000 — within 90 days. But the commission will pursue the balance if they have other violations in the next two years.


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