Gerlach Hit With Fine Following Complaint
The Federal Election Commission said Wednesday it was hitting Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) with a hefty six-figure fine for keeping messy ledgers over a two-year period.
Gerlach’s campaign will have to pay $120,000 for overreporting $2.2 million in contributions and misreporting $9,000 in refunded contributions.
The FEC’s investigation stemmed from a complaint filed by Lois Murphy, an attorney who has unsuccessfully challenged Gerlach in the past two elections.
Gerlach’s campaign had about $11,000 in cash going into the first quarter of 2007, according to CQ PoliticalMoneyLine.
— Matthew Murray