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Massachusetts: AG sues Sen. Wilkenson for campaign finance violations

A press release from the Massachusetts Attorney General reports: State Senator Dianne Wilkerson (D-Boston) has been sued for numerous campaign finance violations, including more than $26,000 in unreported contributions and more than $18,000 in unexplained personal reimbursements, according to a lawsuit filed today by Attorney General Tom Reilly and Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) Director Michael J. Sullivan.

The complaint, filed today in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges that Wilkerson, her political committee, and her former campaign treasurer Ajibola Osinubi, violated campaign finance laws in seven separate ways between 2000-2001. ...

The complaint seeks a court order forcing Wilkerson to amend her 2000 and 2001 OCPF reports to accurately account for all alleged discrepancies. It also seeks an order requiring Wilkerson to personally pay the Commonwealth for all contributions for which she is unable to properly disclose the contributor, and all reimbursements and expenditures for which she is unable to identify a legitimate campaign-related purpose, to pay civil penalties and investigative costs, and to be enjoined from taking further reimbursements from her campaign account. -- Massachusetts Attorney General: Full Article

Since Sen. Wilkinson was once my client, I will not offer any comments on this matter.