MONTGOMERY — Members of the Alabama Ethics Commission fined the Libertarian Party of Alabama $2,400 for two violations of the state's Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) on Wednesday.
Brian Patterson, assistant general counsel for the Alabama Ethics Commission, said at the Wednesday meeting that the Libertarian Party of Alabama appealed 14 civil penalties totaling $10,270.74
As a compromise with the Libertarian Party, Mike Jones, general counsel for the Alabama Secretary of State's Office, recommended the commission dismiss all but two violations for a total fine of $2,400.
Bill Espy, an attorney representing the Libertarian Party of Alabama, told the commission the fines were the result of missed campaign filings by the Libertarian Party of Alabama during the most recent election year.
"They got a new treasurer. They didn't tell him to opt into the system. They didn't opt into the system. They told him he had to file one time. Unfortunately for them it was an election year and they missed all of them," Espy told the commission.
In other news with the commission on Wednesday, Luther Winn, Greenetrack CEO and a former board member of Greene County Industrial Development Authority, was fined $250 for an ethics violation finding in June.
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