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A Democrat running for Congress to a monetary penalty of over $15G for the campaign violations, watchdog panel says

Hawaii REP Kaniela Ing on Wednesday was fined about $15,000 for several violations of state campaign spending laws.

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The Hawaii state legislature, which was for Congress to Fund a fine of more than $15,000 on Wednesday for multiple campaign violations, authorities said.

State Rep. Kaniela Ing — a Democrat, found only in the past year, expressed concerns about the candidate “campaign financing — allegedly filed” upteen” false reports of his campaign contributions and expenses over a period of five years, the Hawaii campaign spending Commission.

Ing also campaign funds to cover personal expenses, among other violations of the Board’s expenditure said.

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In fact, the Commission noted that all the 23 reports Ing submitted that between 2011 and 2016 contain errors, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

“The level or the number of violations is astonishing, basically,” Commissioner Gregory Shoda, the paper said. “Every single report is wrong.”

“The level or the number of violations is basically amazing. Every single report is wrong.”

– Gregory Shoda, Commissioner, Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission

The Commission also discovered Ing used campaign funds to cover the $2,125 in lease payments, reports to make the credit card account, and there is a dark figure of $deposited 2,000 of campaign donation into his personal Bank account, the Star-a $219 payment to its local partner, the Advertiser.

The legislature — the search of represent the state’s 1st Congressional District-was ordered to pay back the funds in excess of campaign contribution limits, but said the Commission has been asked to lower the fines, because his state campaign accounts were almost depleted and would have to pay the money back.

The 29-year-old apologized in a hearing, and his offenses were unintended, challenge to, his inexperience was partly to blame.

Last year, Ing concerns in the face of the corporate-financing from other candidates, including Hawaii, Attorney General Douglas chin expressed race, an opponent in the US Congress.

“In the past we have had other cases where people made maybe two false reports, and the commissioners found blatant violations of the law. In this case, we have ‘upteen’ reports — none of which were correct.”

– Gregory Shoda, Commissioner, Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission

The thousand-year-old soil indicated a permanent candidate, that his campaign is the only one in the state, of not accepting any corporate money, citing Hawaii is the biggest problem of “too much in too few hands.”

The 32-count complaint, Ing is now said he could not release nearly $29,000 in campaign contributions and $88,00, with the corresponding statements of account, the Honolulu Civil Beat, the store reported.

On Wednesday, Ing was able to avoid law enforcement on the staff of the Commission is reluctant to derail the Democrats, the political career, a decision, Shoda called unfair, the Star-Advertiser said.

“In the past we have had other cases where people made maybe two false reports, and the commissioners found blatant violations of the law,” Shoda, the paper said. “In this case, we have ‘upteen’ reports — none of which were correct.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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