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Auditor's Review of documentation regarding allowed/prohibited expenses- Notice of Proposed Penalty & Revocation of Certification - 4/19/06

The Auditor has received the requested documentation from all 3 certified candidates. 
After reviewing the documentation, the Auditor has determined that the expenditures in question by the Amanda Fritz and Erik Sten campaigns were for direct allowed campaign purposes.
An initial review of the documentation from the Emilie Boyles campaign found at least one violation of City Code Section 2.10.090 Limitations on Use of Campaign Finance Fund Revues and City Administrative Rule 2.22 Use of Public Funds.  The Auditor has imposed a $10,000 penalty.  Per City Code Section 2.10.220 B.1, the Auditor has also revoked Emilie Boyle's certification as a Campaign Finance Fund candidate.  The candidate is required to repay the $144,905 in public funding.  The penalty and revocation will become final May 4th unless the candidate requests a penalty hearing by May 3rd.  The letter and notice were sent to the candidate 4/19 by email, regular mail and certified mail.
The Auditor will continue to review the documentation from the Emilie Boyles campaign for any potential additional violations and will communicate those to campaign by 5 p.m. on April 26.