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Houston Mayor Annise Parker fined $200 for campaign finance reporting violation from 2008
Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011, 04:11PM CST
By Steve Miller
100-dollar bill

Houston Mayor Annise Parker was in charge of the city’s finances as city controller in mid-2008 when she committed an “oversight” in one of her campaign filings -- a slipup which will cost her a couple C-notes.


The Texas Ethics Commission today announced she was guilty of two infractions alleged in a complaint: omitting $1,630 in small expenses -- Parker told the commission her campaign mistakenly left out a portion of the report -- and incorrectly describing an $85 event sponsorship expense.
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The commission fined Parker $200. The commission determined that several other allegations had no merit.

Her office said the violation was an oversight.

 

"The complaint was lodged during the mayoral campaign concerning a finance report from her term as controller," said mayoral spokeswoman Janice Evans. "The commission found everything baseless except for one thing. ... The fine has been paid."

 

Contact Steve Miller at 832-303-9420 or stevemiller@texaswatchdog.org.


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