ELEC: Schilling flubbed forms in 2007

The Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) today ruled that former Atlantic County Freeholder candidate Sue Schilling and her treasurer, John J. Murray, knowingly bent the ELEC rules on four counts.

Schilling and Murray allegedly failed on two counts to report expenditure information; reported $13,000 contributions from William Gormley ($8,000) and William Guerro ($5,000) in excess of campaign contribution limits; and took a $5,000 contribution from Guerro during the 2007 Republican Primary election and failed to return or refund the money that exceeded the state’s $2,600 campaign contribution limit.

The penalty for Schilling and Murray may not exceed $10,000, according to ELEC, and they still have the opportunity to appeal.