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Scott Wilfong faces ethics charges

5 years ago March 11, 2010 Mar 11, 2010 Thursday, March 11 2010 Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:34:52 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

An ethics panel has refused to throw out charges against Baton Rouge Republican activist Scott Wilfong, who is accused of violating campaign finance disclosure laws.

The charges in the case stem from Wilfong's role in the circulation of an anti-Kip Holden flier in the 2008 mayor's race.

Wilfong's attorney Crosby Lyman had argued the flier's contents do not meet the legal test of required disclosure because it did not advocate for or against Holden.

Louisiana Board of Ethics counsel Alesia Ardoin argued before an adjudicatory panel that Wilfong's flier amounted to "express advocacy" against Holden and therefore subject to reporting requirements.

The three-judge panel, in a ruling released Wednesday, unanimously decided that the flier "constitutes express advocacy."

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