Meeks to Pay $63,000 in FEC fines for Financial Improprieties

February 5, 2008

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) has agreed to pay $63,000 to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for using funds from his campaign committee for personal expenses, misstating its finances and accepting contributions above federal limits during the 2004 election cycle.

Meeks will also refund to the committee about $10,000 in vehicle expenses from his own pockets. He already refunded about $7,000 in charges for a personal trainer and undocumented credit card bills after the FEC’s audit, which concluded in August 2006.

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(Aaron Blake, “Meeks to Pay $63,000 in FEC fines for Financial Improprieties,” The Hill, 2/5/08)