MADISON, Wis. (WSAU) - The Government Accountability Board reports it has collected more than 23 thousand dollars in fines from people who violated campaign contribution limits in 2008.
State law allows individuals to give a maximum of 10 thousand dollars to a candidate during an election cycle. Seven people were caught violating that law. Fines ranged from 300 dollars to more than 64 hundred dollars.
Herzing University executive Stacey Herzing gave more than 18 thousand dollars in contributions to a candidate -- the most among the violators. He paid a 32 hundred dollar fine.
Seven other people investigated by state regulators showed documentation that their contributions should have been at least partially attributed to a family member, so they avoided the fines.