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State Auditor Tom Schweich acknowledges campaign finance error

Friday, July 15, 2011 | 4:36 p.m. CDT; updated 5:34 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 19, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has acknowledged that his campaign failed to follow a state law requiring quick reporting of certain campaign contributions.

The law requires statewide officeholders to report contributions greater than $500 to the state Ethics Commission within 48 hours of receiving them if those donations occur while the legislature is in session or the governor is considering whether to sign or veto bills. The governor had until Thursday to act on bills.

Schweich said his campaign failed to file reports within 48 hours for three contributions totaling $9,500 that he received in June. He said that the error was made by a company hired to handle his campaign finances and that the company has since been fired.


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