March 20, 2014 •
Federal Lobbyist Could Face Over $5 Million in Fines
A federal lobbyist who allegedly failed to file numerous disclosure reports could face up to $5.2 million in fines. According to the Washington Post, Alan Mauk and his lobbying firm did not file 26 or more quarterly and semi-annual lobbyist reports due between 2009 and 2013. Failing to comply with reporting requirements of the Lobbying Disclosure Act can subject an individual to a civil fine in an amount up to $200,000 for each violation. The civil complaint against Mauk was filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia last week, according to The Hill.
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