Michigan Democrats in Trouble

Jun 14, 2017

The Michigan Democratic Party was fined $500,000 for under reporting contributions brought in through Bingo fundraisers. Democrats under reported $4.4 million over a period of 14 years. The Federal Elections Commission found that “Democrats had accepted anonymous cash contributions, understated contributions, and reported false contributions and refunds.” The fine could have been several million dollars but was negotiated down. The Democratic Party in Michigan will have to amend past reports, retain an accounting firm and have a treasure address compliance issues.