Colorado District Attorney fined $1,000 for breaking state disclosure law

As the chief prosecutor and enforcer of the law in Colorado’s twenty-two judicial districts, the District Attorney should be held to the highest standard in complying with the laws of our state. However, the District Attorney for Colorado’s 13th Judicial District, Brittny Lewton, was recently found guilty of violating state campaign finance disclosure laws and fined $1,000 for failing to follow the rules. The presiding Administrative Law Judge chastened the District Attorney in his ruling: … continue…

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Colorado Springs Senate candidate tied to campaign fine

[Article published in the Colorado Springs Gazette, 10/10/15] Colorado Springs Senate candidate tied to campaign fine DENVER – Bob Gardner, former state representative and a state Senate candidate, is tied to a $9,700 unpaid fine for a campaign finance violation.  … Matt Arnold, director of Campaign Integrity Watchdog, has filed a complaint in the 4th Judicial District to compel someone to pay the $9,700 fine. “Bob Gardner and Sarah Jack are the two people who … continue…

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Campaign Integrity Watchdog defeats “super-lawyer” in prosecuting lawbreaking lawmaker Dan Thurlow

Campaign Integrity Watchdog once again defeats frivolous and groundless arguments by self-described “super-lawyer” Mario Nicolais (who’s now 0 for 5 going up against CIW) in winning judgment against lawbreaking lawmaker Rep. Dan Thurlow (“R” HD-55, Grand Junction).  Thurlow’s candidate committee (Dan Thurlow / 55) was found guilty of six (6) counts of violating Colorado’s Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) and also ordered to return four (4) illegally-received contributions. Nicolais, after repeatedly interposing delays in the proceedings … continue…

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Ryan Call’s “Brainchild” CORE IEC Enters Guilty Plea on 12 More Counts of Campaign Finance Violations

A second round of campaign finance allegations against COGOP Chairman Ryan Call’s “Brainchild” project (the Colorado Republican Party ‘Independent Expenditure Committee’ or “CORE IEC”) resulted in another “guilty plea” in a Colorado campaign finance case brought by Campaign Integrity Watchdog. The CORE IEC’s highly-touted (and very expensive) legal team, acknowledging the strength of Campaign Integrity Watchdog‘s case, stipulated to 12 counts of violations, in return for significantly reduced penalties (a fraction of the tens of thousands applying under statute). … continue…

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Sheriff’s candidate fined for fundraising report

Sheriff’s candidate fined for fundraising report Tony Spurlock says ‘clerical errors’ behind mistakes Douglas County Undersheriff Tony Spurlock, one of four candidates for sheriff, was fined last month by an administrative law judge for violating the Fair Campaign Practices Act. He has since settled up. Judge Robert N. Spencer, of the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts in Denver, ruled Feb. 11 that Spurlock “failed to report all required information for several contributions of $100 or … continue…

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Douglas County Sheriff Candidate Admits Campaign Finance Violations

Douglas County Sheriff Candidate Admits Campaign Finance Violations –  AFTER Being Found Guilty on 10 Counts DENVER (CBS4) – Douglas County Undersheriff Tony Spurlock, who is hoping to become the next Douglas County sheriff, has admitted to a series of campaign finance violations which he characterizes as “clerical errors.” “What we did is wrong,” Spurlock told CBS4. “I take full responsibility for the error as it is my committee.” In a Feb. 11 ruling, a State of Colorado … continue…

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