Sen. Thomas Gaffey has been fined by the State Elections Enforcement Commission for $6,000 plus other expenses for double billing. You can read about the original allegation here; Gaffey apparently double-billed the state and his political action committee for travel expenses and swanky hotels over the years. Gaffey is also dissolving his PAC, and forfeiting its money ($20,000 or so) to the state.
Hilariously, he’ll be required to take a campaign finance education seminar should he form another PAC within a year of the agreement.
Gaffey has been in less-than-reputable territory before, as readers will remember. He was also involved in a scandal in 2002 involving CRRA and mileage reimbursement. Apparently, he billed the state and the trash agency for mileage. Sound familiar?
Somehow, he keeps getting re-elected.