D.C. Council Member Alexander Fined $4,000

By BEN NUCKOLS
|  Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011  |  Updated 8:56 PM EDT
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D.C. Council Member Alexander Fined $4,000

Martin Mistretta

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The District of Columbia's Office of Campaign Finance has fined Council member Yvette Alexander $4,000 for violations related to her constituent service fund.

The office found that Alexander paid for a campaign robo-call with constituent service money. It also found that the fund failed to report $4,700 in expenditures. A $2,000 fine was issued for each violation.

Otherwise, a 29-page order from the OCF clears Alexander of the allegations contained in a complaint against her. The complaint accused the Ward 7 Democrat of, among other things, inappropriate use of constituent service funds; accepting a reduced rental rate for her constituent service office to influence government action; and accepting excessive campaign contributions. The OCF found no merit to any of those accusations.

A spokeswoman said Alexander has no comment on the findings.

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