Pay close attention – this is real corruption.
They hid numerous Fines from their members.
They had inaccurate publicly published account balances.
They failed to properly disclose donations.
The Davis Dem club settled their $19,000 fine by forking over all the money they had – $9800.
The Yolo County Dem Central Committee had to hire a professional firm because they have been fined multiple times.
However, since they are Democratic groups – they don’t get front-page coverage in the Bee… just a story in the Woodland paper.
There is no way that the Yolo Dem Party and the Davis Dem club could not have known the rules – they were part of the lawsuit against McCain Feingold! Also – several of their members had to fly to DC at their own expense to attend a seminar about how to follow the rules of campaign finance.
When you add the total bill – these guys got lit up for well over $20k.