The DC Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) has concluded its investigation of the Brandon Todd for Ward 4 principal campaign committee and issued an order on May 30, 2017. Following referral from the Reports Analysis & Audit Division to the Office of the General Counsel, it was concluded that the committee was in violation of the Campaign Finance Act by engaging in the following activities:
Failing to properly report receipts
Failing to properly report credit card deposits
Failing to properly negotiate receipts
Failing to properly report expenditures
Overstatement of pay-pal fees
Misstatement of Financial Activity
The OCF determined that the violations are the result of irresponsible record keeping that impaired the ability of the committee to provide complete and accurate financial records. As a result of the violations, the OCF has imposed fines totaling $5,100 against the committee.
If the committee disagrees with the Order, it may file a Motion of Reconsideration with the OCF within five (5) days after receipt of the Order. The committee may also obtain a review of the Order by filing a request for a hearing de novo with the Board of Elections.
The fines are based on the maximum allowable per violation and the number of days of delinquency based on when the matter was referred to the Office of the General Counsel.
For more information, you may contact Wesley Williams, Public Affairs Manager, DC Office of Campaign Finance on (202) 671-0551 or via email at [email protected]