Jindal recall organizers face ethics fines

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Posted: Nov 14, 2012 10:37 AM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - The teachers who led unsuccessful recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley each face $1,000 fines for failing to file timely campaign finance reports.

The Advocate reports that Calcasieu Parish public school teachers Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero missed a deadline to file a report required 45 days after the recall drives began.

Bonvillian and Romero are asking the Louisiana Board of Ethics to waive or reduce the penalties. Both say they were not aware of the reporting requirement.

The ethics board is scheduled to consider the request Friday.

Jason Doré, executive director of the state Republican Party, says he filed a complaint against the recall organizers when they did not submit documents on time.

The recall petitions didn't draw enough signatures by the deadline.

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