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OCF Concludes Investigation of Councilmember Yvette Alexander

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The DC Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) has concluded its investigation of a complaint filed against Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Councilmember Ward 7. The complaint alleged, among other things, inappropriate use of constituent services funds; failure to comply with reporting requirements; acceptance of a reduced rental rate to influence official government action; and use of DC government employees during normal work hours for campaign purposes. OCF did not find that Councilmember Alexander committed any of the enumerated violations.

However, OCF found that Councilmember Alexander’s Constituent Services Fund (CSF) made an expenditure for campaign activities; and that her Constituent Services Program (CSP) failed to report certain expenditures on required quarterly reports, both in violation of the DC Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act. A fine of $4,000 was imposed for these violations.

For more information, you may contact Wesley Williams, Public Affairs Manager, DC Office of Campaign Finance on (202) 671-0551 or via email at wesleyw.williams@dc.gov.