State lawmaker fined more than $15,000 for campaign spending violations

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State Rep. Kaniela Ing will have to pay more than $15,000 for violating the state’s campaign finance law.

In a hearing Wednesday, the Campaign Spending Commission determined the Congressional District 1 candidate committed 32 violations. He was fined $15,422.

Ing will also have to pay $2,000 to the Hawaii Election Fund, reimburse $4,344.55 to his state campaign fund, amend 23 disclosure reports for accuracy, and submit an amended 2012 General Election campaign contribution report.

Ing released the following statement in response:

“We are pleased that this matter is resolved. As I have maintained throughout this process, all mistakes I made in my campaign finance reports throughout my grassroots State House campaigns fall on me and I take full responsibility. Despite the administrative hearing revealing that the mistakes were inadvertent, the law required fines to be levied. I appreciate the critical purpose of the Campaign Spending Commission as well as the professionalism of its staff.”

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