A political organization fined $5.2 million by Ohio in 2008 for "laundering" contributions was fined $500 today by Wisconsin, for a mailing it made here opposing John Lehman's bid for the state Senate in 2006.
All Children Matter, a state PAC, sent a mailing with the statement, "There are over $12 BILLION reasons to vote against John Lehman" before becoming a registered committee in Wisconsin. The money it used for the mailing came from a Milwaukee corporation, Alliance for Choices in Education, via a Virginia PAC, also illegal.
The settlement agreement between All Children Matter and the state Government Accountability Board is here.
One Wisconsin Now calls the settlement a "pathetic" wrist slap.