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July 21, 2007

Campaign Board to Fields: You're Fined!

Below are excerpts from the NYC Campaign Finance Board press release:

For immediate release

July 20, 2007 -- During a regularly scheduled meeting today, the Campaign Finance Board assessed separate penalties against eight campaigns.

Penalties were assessed against six City Council candidates from the 2005 election: Alicka Ampry-Samuel, William Boyland, James Gennaro, Eric Gioia, Joyce Johnson and James Sanders. Penalties were also assessed against one 2005 candidate for Bronx borough president, Adolfo Carrion, and C. Virginia Fields, a 2005 candidate for mayor. For a complete list, see below.

Candidate Office Violation Assessed Penalty Total Assessed Penalties
Fields, C. Virginia
Mayor Failure to respond to Draft Audit in a timely fashion (112 days late) $43,800 $70,567
$15,050 over-the-limit contribution $10,000
$2,550 over-the-limit contribution $2,800
$1,050 over-the-limit contribution $1,300
$50 over-the-limit contribution $300
Failing to report in-kind contributions $550
Failing to adequately document in-kind contributions $200
Filing Statement 3 (1) day late $400
Filing Statement 5 (1) day late $400
Failing to report, or demonstrate the absence of, subcontractors $750
$57,272 in non-campaign related and impermissible post-election expenditures $5,727
5.90% monetary disbursements variance $1,000
Failing to report a transfer $50
Maintaining a petty cash fund balance in excess of $500 $250
Failing to file contemporaneous pre-election disclosure statements $250
Failing to document expenditures $250
Failing to submit a family member information form $50
Corporate contributions $1,040
"Single-source" over-the-limit contributions $1,250
Failing to provide a signed intermediary statement $200

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Fields get whalloped for $70K

This ditty appeared on the Observer's Politicker late on a Friday in the dead of summer's dog days. Were they trying to bury the news, or is Virginia Fields that irrelevent these days?

Fields also failed to submit the required January 15th and July 15th 2007 Periodic Reports with the State Board of Elections. We don't know if she ever paid the city back for her use of the city car and driver, as she promised to do.

The last time we looked, her Mayoral campaign treasury had zeroed out, meaning the money to pay the fine has to come from, well, elsewhere.

Virginia Fields Fined $70K
The Politicker
Friday, 07/20/2007 2:00 PM
by Azi Paybarah

The city Campaign Finance Board just announced its latest round of fines, with Virginia Fields leading the pack.

Fields' 2005 mayoral campaign was fined $70,567, mostly for not responding to a draft audit in a timely fashion (112 days late!). She was also fined $5,727 for spending $57,272 on "non-campaign related and impermissible post-election expenditures."

Other notable fines: Adolfo Carrion's 2005 campaign for Bronx Borough President was fined $6,875, mostly for accepting over-the-limit contributions. Eric Gioia was fined $5,050, mostly for the same reason.

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