Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Crooked Joe Miller Facing $50,000.00 Federal Fine

From Think Progress:

ThinkProgress contacted the Senate Ethics Committee and the Senate Office of Public Records yesterday and discovered that Miller has not filed a personal finance disclosure as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, as required by law. According to Title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and Senate Rule 41.1, candidates for U.S. Senate must file a disclosure form within 30 days of raising or spending $5,000. According to the Federal Elections Committee, Miller raised well over $5,000 as early as April of this year. Asked again today by ThinkProgress if Miller has filed his personal finance disclosure, or has contacted the Senate Office of Public Records with any request for an extension to file, a staffer with the Office responded:

“We haven’t received anything from him. He hasn’t sent us anything.”

According to law, “failure to file or report information required to be reported by section 102 of the Act may subject” Miller — a Yale Law School graduate — to a “civil penalty of not more than $50,000 and to disciplinary action by the Select Committee on Ethics and/or any other appropriate authority.” As of today, Miller is at least five months late with his disclosures.

And this isn't even the scandal that's going to bring this sleazy grifter down, folks.


ManxMamma said...

The news just gets better and better. Thank you Phil!

nswfm said...

"And this isn't even the scandal that's going to bring this sleazy grifter down, folks."

What is? Tell us, tell us!

Anonymous said...

Scandal? What? Say it ain't so, Joe! ; )

Looking forward to seeing this one fall...hard.

Anonymous said...

Check out the first PFD application. Did he receive one for the time he was in CT finishing up law school???

Anonymous said...

How abut the ceremonial mayor of Sitka ... did McAdams send in his financial forms? Please check this out and let us know.

Mel said...

Well, obviously this is because government is too big & shouldn't be requiring candidates for public office in the too-big government to file such disclosures in the first place.

Mel said...

(P.S. tongue-in-cheek, folks. I like tea but not Tea Party.)

Anonymous said...

New CNN poll just released:

Miller 38%
Murkowski 36%
McAdams 22%

Philip Munger said...

Scott isn't moving upward yet, is he?

Anonymous said...

No he is not. There has only been one other poll of the three-way race conducted on 9/21, which looked like this:

Miller 42%
Murkowski 27%
McAdams 25%

Looks like Murkowski is gaining ground, mostly at Miller’s expense.