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NYC election board fines Ferrer

Former and future mayoral contender Fernando Ferrer got socked with a $47,000 fine Thursday for violating campaign finance rules, bringing the total amount of his fines for his 2001 mayoral race to more than $220,000.

The 2005 mayoral campaign of Ferrer, the former Bronx borough president, said it accepted the lastest fine of $47,602 for exceeding spending limits and other violations in 2001.

The campaign blamed the problems on the frantic events surrounding the 2001 primary election, which took place on the Sept. 11 and was cancelled in midday after the attacks on the World Trade Center. --
Ferrer fined for campaign violations (New York Newsday)