APOC delays decision on fining Treadwell

September 15, 2011 

The Alaska Public Offices Commission has postponed consideration of a proposed fine for the election campaign of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell.

The matter had been on the commission agenda Thursday in Anchorage.

APOC executive director Paul Dauphinais said the lieutenant governor had travel commitments and requested the postponement. Dauphinais said the matter may be considered by the commission in November.

APOC staff had recommended a $9,681 civil penalty.

The staff concluded that Treadwell's campaign didn't accurately report spending to a law firm and failed to properly amend reports for spending at a restaurant.

Staff also concluded the campaign was provided discounted services from an advertising firm.

Treadwell is contesting the recommendation and APOC staff interpretation of campaign law. Treadwell attorney Erin Marston has said the campaign provided comprehensive reports.

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