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Monday, July 16, 2007

More on the FEC Violation

As I pointed out in the earlier post, Nancy Boyda returned an illegal $400 cash contribution.

Accepting that cash contribution is illegal under FEC rules, giving it back is a mitigating factor in getting fined by the FEC, but does not excuse taking it in the first place.

Not only is Nancy Boyda responsible as the candidate to ensure everyone on her staff is abiding by those rules, BUT Nancy Boyda is also the treasurer of her campaign. The fact that she is the treasurer of the campaign presents all kinds of questions about the internal controls of those financial statements and how money is spent, but acting as treasurer isn't per se illegal.

Let's remember, Nancy Boyda has made a big deal in running for office, and since going to Washington, that she is trying to clean up politics. It strikes peope as hypocritical to be talking about cleaning up other people's ethics if you can't run a tight ship in your own office.

Back to the actual transactions surrounding the cash contribution. According to Boyda's reports:

The donor gave $500 March 23rd.
The donor gave $400 more on April 19th (presumably the cash).
The donor gave $500 more on June 26th.

Boyda reported REFUNDING the cash on April 16th. That's three days before she reported getting it.

At the very least, the FEC out to be asking questions about the cash being accepted. And apparently they should audit her books since her accounting seems to leave something to be desired as she's reporting refunding cash before accepting it.

[Update 7/17/07: For the commenter who questioned the fact that cash contributions over $100 are in fact prohibited, here is the paragraph directly from the Candidate's Guide:

$100 Limit on Cash Contributions
A campaign may not accept more than $100 in cash from a particular source during the entire campaign period. 110.4(c)

Oh, and contributions generally are covered by 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(7).

Basically, it's a rule and Nancy Boyda broke it.]

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Makes one wonder how much unreported money she has actually kept.

Had enough?

Vote for change!

Anonymous said...

Yep, that's the biggest reason not to allow a campaign to accept cash. Less temptation to put it in your pocket.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the cash came from an abortion doctor?

Anonymous said...

I have copied this information to the major 2nd district newspapers? Any wagers if they will report it or further investigate?

Anonymous said...

Small admissions are often done to mask a much deeper problem. I wonder if Boyda has actually accepted thousands and thousands in larger CASH contributions. I envision her accepting cash in unlabeled envelopes.

Anonymous said...

Surely Boyda's not accepting campaign cash for help with constituent services work. Say it isn't so!

Anonymous said...

Hey dumbshit, this kind of thing happens all the time.

This is obviously the first FEC report you've ever scrutinized, and at stretching pretty far to make a meaningless point.

Anonymous said...

FEC says that you can only accept $100 in cash. It sounds like she refunded the remaining $400 from the $500 contribution that was from the March contribution. If it was the $400 in the 2nd contribution she would only have had to refund $300 according the the part about cash I just read on the FEC's website.

Anonymous said...

isn't it illegal to be the treasurer if you're the candidate? seriously you should check into this because it seems like something that would be against the law

Anonymous said...

Ploger's name is still on some of the pages of her website either her staff screwed up the report or this must have happened suddenly. But then again they haven't done anything with their website since after the election so they might have forgotten they even had it.

Anonymous said...

Boyda has gotten wealthy from Jack Abramoff and the Russian oil companies, plus all the Tiller money and the $$ from the Trial Lawyers and Unions.

Anonymous said...

Boyda is so corrupt. There always seems to be a scandal or controversy involving her.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the $400 was part of the $500 because the entire contribution would have been illegal as soon as it hit $101, so I think she would have had to return the whole thing.

Also, this doesn't happen all the time. Find me another example from the federal delegation in the last year. And, her finance director should know NOT to take it, and Boyda should definitely know not to take it. I was a junior level staffer on a campaign, and we were specifically told, NO CASH.

It looks like on the FEC site Boyda is the treasurer, but it isn't illegal. Questionable, but not illegal.

Anonymous said...

this strikes of lots of crazy. can't you people find substantial reasons for jumping up and down on her?

and...why not discussion of lynn's personal loan?

Uncle Pavian said...

Noboedy understands campaign finance laws anyway.
Big suitcases full of money being handed over in parking lots in the dead of night, people understand, but those transactions rarely surface in the FEC reports.

Anonymous said...

and, why not, discussion of Boyda's personal loans??

Anonymous said...

This has scandal written all over it.

Anonymous said...

That's why Jim Ryun liked his house so close to the Capital. It made receiving his cash payments much easier. Who is paying Jim Ryun's salary now?

Anonymous said...

Jim Ryun is paying his own salary through his personal businesses.

Sean said...

she gave it back, probably after she realized it was cash. The donor probably didn't know that he couldn't donate cash. Some real news, please

Anonymous said...

Or, did someone notice she had been taking cash and called her on it. Then, and only then, did she realize she had better return it and come clean. I suspect she has taken large sums of cash from certain groups.

Anonymous said...

Anyone involved in federal campaigns (as Boyda has since 2004) knows you do not accept cash and certainly don't deposit it. You simply advise the contributor you cannot accept cash. That is a simple rule of thumb. The fact that it was accepted and deposited tells me the Boyda campaign is very loose with the campaign cash rules

Anonymous said...

Did this same personal business pay Jim Ryun while he was in congress?

Anonymous said...

what "violatin"?

Can you produce the FEC citation?

You bleed credibility when you jump to conclusions like this.

Anonymous said...

Why did Jim Ryun take a house from Jack Abramoff and Russian oil companies?

Uncle Pavian said...

she gave it back, probably after she realized it was cash.
Gee, sean, how long do you suppose took for Mrs. Boyda (Democrat, Kansas) to realize that it was cash?

Anonymous said...

uncle pavian, maybe in was in an envelope that wasn't opened for a day or so. Maybe a staffer took it, said thanks, and set it down in a pile of contributions to look through later!

Anonymous said...

uncle pavian, we all know that Boyda is a member of the democratic party and that she represents the second district of Kansas.

Anonymous said...

this is innocent- and by trying to make it more than it is our party just gets weaker and weaker

Uncle Pavian said...

I never said that Mrs. Boyda (Democrat, Kansas) represented the Second District. You're the one who brought that up.

Anonymous said...

Uncle Pavian-

You're a wise man. Boyda doesn't represent the 2nd district. Only herself, her husband and the special interests.

Uncle Pavian said...

As near as I can tell, Mrs. Boyda (Democrat, Kansas) represents the corrupt union bosses, the filthy rich trial lawyers, the anti-freedom of speech, bring back Saddam progressive moonbats and the abortion doctors.
Did I leave anybody out?

Anonymous said...

What about the corrupt lobbyists, bogus "pro-family" groups, Russian oil companies, indian casinos, pervert-pedaphile-alcoholic Congressional colleagues, defense contractors, and war mongers?

Anonymous said...

Boyda accepted cash and got caught...end of story!

Uncle Pavian said...

Oops. Looks like I left out the flying imams. Which kinda fits in with the filthy rich trial lawyers, and explains her going along with the party leadership in trying to kill the King amendment to H.R. 1401.
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