April 13, 2015 •
Vermont Attorney General Receives Scrutiny Over Campaign Finance Disclosures
While seeking $72,000 in fines and restitution from a former candidate for lieutenant governor for campaign finance violations, Attorney General Bill Sorrell is coming under fire for his own recent filings. A new report claims Sorrell failed to adequately report thousands of dollars of reimbursements he received from his campaign.
The newspaper Seven Days has pointed to 16 occasions in the last four years where it believes the campaign provided only a vague explanation of what Sorrell purchased and never disclosed who was paid.
Sorrell stated he has always tried to meet his disclosure obligations and he welcomes any input from the Secretary of State’s Office.
Gov. Peter Shumlin, when asked about the situation, said he does not plan to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate.
Photo of Attorney General Bill Sorrell courtesy of the website for the Office of the Vermont Attorney General.
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