February 1, 2007
The Democratic Party of Virginia's federal campaign committee has paid a $17,500 fine for violating federal election laws.
The party was penalized for leaving out several expenditures and receipts from a required report in 2003.
The party says the errors were due to "a serious illness to its long-time
outside accountant and a staff transition just before the report
Party treasurer Abbi Easter was named in the complaint. Easter did fill out the required report but didn't include more than $59,600 in receipts and $111,000 in endorsements.