by Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, her campaign, and a political action committee that supported her have agreed to pay a total of $8500 in fines for ethics code violations in last year’s election.
The ethics board also settled two other complaints.
Ethics Board Executive Director Shane Creamer says Councilwoman Sanchez’s committee received in-kind contributions from LEAD-PAC, in excess of the city’s campaign finance limits, and both committees failed to disclose them.
He says Sanchez will also pay a fine for violating the single committee rule, “for having agents of her PAC directing expenditures made by LEAD PAC.”
In separate cases, Creamer says State representative Jordan Harris’s campaign has agreed to pay $4000 for late reporting of a contribution to a candidate in last year’s city elections
And Sheriff Jewell Williams will pay a fine for accepting a $1000 award from the weekly newspaper, The Public Record, with whom his office does business.
He’ll also turn the award over to the city.