Veteran Hernando politicians take oversized contributions
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And a third Republican candidate appears to have a similar problem.
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moncler outlet online uomo Spring Hill certified public accountant Michael Kierzynski gave Holcomb three checks for $500 each one in October, one in February and one in June. moncler outlet online uomo
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piumini moncler scontatissimi Individuals and businesses sometimes give candidates more than $1,000, by dividing their donations among various business interests and family members. In the case of SurvTech, the donations were from the same entity, under the same name, at the same address. piumini moncler scontatissimi
Holcomb also received donations of: $1,000 from the Colinas Group, the Cemex engineering consultant; $1,000 piumini moncler from Mark Stephens, the engineer who speaks for that group; and $1,000 piumini moncler outlet from Flatwoods Consulting Group, the Cemex environmental consultant. Those donations conform to state limits.
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“It was hundreds of dollars, not hundreds of thousands of dollars,” he said. To date, Holcomb has raised nearly $49,000 in campaign contributions.
piumini moncler saldi Weeki Wachee resident Larry Ball said he was unhappy when he found that Holcomb collected more than the law allowed, so he sent moncler outlet a complaint last week to the Florida Commission on Ethics. piumini moncler saldi
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moncler outlet online shop School Board member Beth Narverud, who is running for the District 2 County Commission seat against incumbent Wayne Dukes and challenger Charles Greenwell, had a problem with moncler bambino saldi the same accountant who gave Holcomb too much. She recorded that moncler outlet serravalle she received monthly in kind contributions from Kierzynski that totalled $3,500. moncler outlet online shop
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Last week, Narverud said she was told an ethics complaint piumini moncler scontatissimi had been filed against her. She said she called attorney Matt Foreman, a former member of the School Board, who told her that attorneys and accountants who help with a campaign do not have to be listed as in kind contributors.
Narverud said she apparently erred by trying to be too transparent and amended her reports to remove the amounts.
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It wasn’t Narverud’s first confusion over contribution reports. She originally reported a total of $2,000 in donations from four individuals identified as employees of Cemex.
moncler saldi Narverud later changed the notations moncler outlet online shop to “business man” and “business woman” and admitted to the Tampa Bay Times that the contributors were affiliated with companies that worked for Cemex. moncler saldi
piumini moncler uomo One of those business men was James E. Brown of Wildwood, manager of Global Contracting Group, a client of Cemex. piumini moncler uomo
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Brown also moncler uomo gave money to the campaign of Narverud’s opponent, Dukes.
In fact, records show that Brown gave Dukes a check for $1,000 in June 2017 and one for $500 on August 2. The total takes Dukes over the same $1,000 contribution limit that Holcomb violated.
When asked about the contributions on Tuesday, Dukes said he wasn’t aware of the overage and he would check with his wife, Silvia, who handles his campaign account.
piumini moncler outlet “When that’s happened before, we just give the check back,” he said. “If we screwed up, we’ll fix it.” piumini moncler outlet
moncler bambino saldi Dukes also has contributions from the other Cemex related companies, including: $1,000 from SurvTech Solutions; $500 from Flatwoods Consulting Group; $1,000 from the Colinas Group; and $1,000 from Mark Stephens moncler bambino saldi.