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A former California has been ordered democratic legislators, pays 150,000 dollars on Thursday after the approval of funds from the campaign funds to pull to pay for a trip to Asia, the financing of an expensive remodeling project on his Hawaii holiday home and book the flights for him and his wife to London and Washington, DC
Joseph Canciamilla, 64, was slapped with the maximum penalty of the state for a campaign violation of Finance allowed after a unanimous vote by the state Fair Political practices Commission.
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An investigation by the California elections watchdog found Canciamilla misused more than $ 130,000 in campaign dollars raised from two local fundraising committees, which he created and the state is falsified to cover-up submissions, the expenditure, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“This is a spectacular fall from grace,” Commissioner Frank Cardenas, The Sacramento Bee said. “It is breathtaking arrogance. There are particularly serious problems here, to go to seem, at least in the face, beyond the level of a civil right.”
“It is breathtaking arrogance. There are particularly serious problems here, to go to seem, at least in the face, beyond the level of a civil right.”
— Frank Cardenas, Fair Political Practices Commission
Commissioner Alison Hayward San Francisco KPIX-TV Canciamilla said the violations were “particularly disgusting.”
“You show that person the money in a trust for political purposes is then to convert that money added to the personal income,” she said.
(Joseph Canciamilla, a former Democrat who are not affiliated with a party, served in the California State Assembly in Sacramento from 2000 to 2006, then became the clerk-recorder in Contra Costa County. (Contra Costa County website))
Canciamilla served in the California State Assembly in Sacramento from 2000 to 2006, before he was appointed clerk-recorder in Contra Costa County near San Francisco. He served as a Democrat at the time. He is now registered as “no party preference”, The Bee.
The injuries have been made in the use of funds from a Committee in the year 2011 for his campaign for judge in Contra Costa County Superior Court. He ultimately did not enter the race. Canciamilla also misused funds in a second Committee formed in 2012 for the clerk-recorder. He won the office twice, before abruptly resigning Oct. 31 if the campaign violations were discovered.
“Mr. Canciamilla has taken full responsibility for this situation in which you are humiliated and embarrassed, and hopes that the FPPC money did not greatly overshadow, his 46 years in public service to the residents of Contra Costa County,” said his lawyer, Andy Rockas, in a statement, according to The chronicle.
He “has added in cooperation with the FPPC, has paid back all of the disputed amounts, and all of the penalties listed, which has not been paid in the proposed scheme completely,” Rockas.
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The Commission initiated an investigation pursuant to the Political Reform Audit program of the Franchise Tax Board found irregularities in his submissions. Canciamilla expenditure “was hidden, and the campaign of statements by other violations, including non-reporting and over-statement of the available cash on hand,” according to the elections watchdog.
Canciamilla agreed to pay the $150,000 settlement for violations of the Political Reform Act, which forbids candidates from the mingling campaign funds with personal finances. Also, the Commission referred the case to the Contra Costa County district attorney’s office, which will decide whether you criminal charges. The County retirement board, it is expected that criticism of his pension.