July 27, 2016 · 1 Comments
LaSalle Co. (ECWd) –
I first reported on LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne’s campaign reporting irregularities in this article.
I had described the situation to the State Board of Elections prior to our first article, which was a person holding a fund-raising event and collecting contributions from those attending in the form of checks made payable to himself, then he deposits those funds and writes a check from his account to the Campaign. In short, the reporting reflects one person making the donation, when in fact, it was actually several people. As I understand the statute, that would be a violation of section 9-7 .1(b). The SBE confirmed our belief on the matter so now the next step has been taken.
A formal complaint was filed with the State Board of Elections today by John Kraft of Paris, also Co-Founder of our organization, Edgar County Watchdogs.
A copy of the complaint can be viewed and downloaded below.
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By Kirk Allen
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