El Paso County Republicans Admit to Five Violations of Colorado Law, Settle for Reduced Penalties

El Paso County Republicans Admit to Five Violations of Colorado Law, Settle for Reduced Penalties Campaign Integrity Watchdog (CIW) continued a streak of prosecutorial victories with a ruling released Tuesday entering judgment against the El Paso County Republican Central Committee (EPCRCC) for five violations of state campaign finance law. The county party’s new leadership admitted to the violations, committed under former chairman Jeff Hays, and settled with CIW in a joint stipulated judgment, for reduced … continue…

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More “reckless indifference” to reporting obligations nets another $4,700 fine for Colorado Republicans

The Colorado Republican Party, back in court yet again last month after delaying a hearing originally scheduled for late May, incurred a penalty of $4,700 for multiple violations of state campaign finance law in what seems to be a recurring pattern of failure to comply with legal reporting obligations.  The Party was also ordered to return an improperly reported contribution of $3,050 (the maximum allowable) for a total “hit” to the party’s checkbook of $7,750 … continue…

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Colorado Republican Party fined $10,000 for “reckless indifference” to legal reporting obligations

Colorado Republican Party fined $10,000 for “reckless indifference” to legal reporting obligations The Colorado Republican Party, back in court last week after delaying a hearing originally scheduled for mid-November, incurred a penalty of $10,000 for multiple violations of state campaign finance law and displaying “reckless indifference” to legal reporting obligations.  The Party was also ordered to return five improperly reported contributions of $2,825 each (the maximum allowable) for a total “hit” to the party’s checkbook … 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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Ryan Call’s “Brainchild” CORE IEC Enters Guilty Plea on 4 Counts of Campaign Finance Violations

Hard on the heels of a guilty plea by Colorado Republican Party “Independent Expenditure Committee” (CORE IEC) director and registered agent Tyler Harber to federal campaign law violations in an FEC case, the CORE IEC itself (COGOP Chairman Ryan Call’s “Brainchild” project) entered its own “guilty plea” in a Colorado campaign finance case brought by Campaign Integrity Watchdog. Following months of legal wrangling, highlighted (or lowlighted) by COGOP Chairman Ryan Call’s dodging a subpoena served … continue…

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