Schwarzenegger fined $30K by FPPC for misuse of campaign funds after Consumer Watchdog complaint

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Former governor Schwarzenegger was just fined $30,000 by the FPPC for illegally funding advertising for a budget fight with money he raised in unlimited amounts from corporate donors to his California Dream Team ballot measure committee. Consumer Watchdog sent a letter of complaint to the FPPC in July of 2009 about Schwarzenegger's improper use of campaign funds. The Democratic Party also submitted a complaint.

Consumer Watchdog applauds the FPPC's action – but it comes two years too late to stop former Governor Schwarzenegger's misuse of ballot measure committees to circumvent campaign fundraising limits.

Click here to read Consumer Watchdog's complaint to the FPPC.
Click here to read the FPPC enforcement decision.
Click here to read more about the FPPC regulations that prohibit use of ballot measure committee funds for issues not related to ballot measures.

Carmen Balber
Carmen Balber
Consumer Watchdog executive director Carmen Balber has been with the organization for nearly two decades. She spent four years directing the group’s Washington, D.C. office where she advocated for key health insurance market reforms that were ultimately enacted into law as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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