Today in Fines

The John Whitehead who ran for City Council – as opposed to the one who got yelled at by Eliot Spitzer — was fined $10,000 today by the city's Campaign Finance Board for “fraud and material misrepresentation.”

In total, Whitehead, who ran in the 42nd District in Brooklyn against Charles Barron in 2005, was fined $11,889.

Other fines levied today:

  • Public Advocate candidate Jay Golub, $5,460, mostly for taking $27,800 over the contribution limit
  • Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, $175, mostly for taking $500 over the limit
  • Councilman Mike McMahon, $125, for taking a corporate contribution
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