Congressman fined by Ethics Commission

U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga) was fined $7,500 by the state Ethics Commission Thursday for failing to file reports showing what he did with leftover campaign money he raised while he served in the General Assembly.

Scott served two decades in the General Assembly from Atlanta before being elected to Congress in 2002.

The commission opened an investigation on dozens of current and former lawmakers in 2007 and 2008 who had failed to file numerous reports saying how much campaign money they’d raised and how that money was spent.

Legislators who leave office cannot convert leftover campaign money to personal use. They are required to file reports detailing how the leftover money is spent until it is gone. In his last report before the investigation began, filed in 2004, Scott reported having about $83,000 in leftover funds. After the investigation began, Scott filed a series of  late reports correcting errors and showing the account had a negative balance.


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[...] AJC colleague James Salzer adds, at Gold Dome Live, that U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) was fined $7,500 by the ethics commission, for failing to file [...]

Shananeeeeee Fananeeeeeee

October 15th, 2009
8:33 pm

Anita Dunn who works for Obama and has been smearing Fox News has problems. One of her two favorite philosophers EVER is Mao Tse Tung. Mao Tse Tung? This is a man responsible for millions and millions of deaths, but he is good and Fox News is bad? I think these people are confused even though the administation admires people like Mao Tse Tung and Fidel Castro. This administration is a disgrace.

Sluggo

October 16th, 2009
7:30 am

Will Scott file the reports or just ignore the law?

Easyed

October 16th, 2009
10:51 pm

Can we get the erstwhile congressman scott jailed and removed from office and someone elected in his stead? Someone who would actually represent the 13th congressional district instead of being a pelosi eunuch?

12Gauge

October 18th, 2009
4:50 pm

….Just $7500…..drop in the bucket…..certainly DumBO, Pelosi, Reid & their fellow Thugs would consider that folding money……certainly one campaign donation from the SEIU would cover that and more…..

…Scott plays on his notariety of being a son-in-law of a famous local Atlantan…& uses that celebrity EVERY election….funny, he can’t make it on his own but rather has to depend on his race & father-in-law to prop him up & solicit votes…….


Scott made it a point to tell people that the reason he was at the Douglas County “Town Hall Meeting” was about the Afro-American Subdivision in the Path of the Hwy 92 expansion project…I guess he forgot about all the rest of the Subdivisions in the path of the expansion project.

Pretty easy to see right thru him when you look in the bright daylight…

Maybe this time we’ll see how the Voting Public views him when everything he’s “done”, especially his Voting Record is exposed…..only Sheeple will keep supporting him then…….& his fellow racists……..

Isabelle

October 18th, 2009
8:08 pm

Per the statement “U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga) was fined $7,500 by the state Ethics Commission Thursday for failing to file reports showing what he did with leftover campaign money he raised while he served in the General Assembly.”

Reportedly, he served two decades? Now….how much missing campaign money are we discussing here. BECAUSE, the fine imposed should be generally commensurate with the total amount of funds that mysteriously disappeared without explanation!!! Otherwise, this is a slap on the hand.

Base

October 21st, 2009
1:38 pm

Sounds like a corrupt politician to me.