The Federal Election Commission has fined Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree $9, 750 for accepting campaign jet rides from Pingree’s then-fiance, Donald Sussman.
Pingree and her 2010 campaign treasurer, Anne Rand, were also ordered in the FEC’s decision on Wednesday to reimburse nearly $13, 500 to Sussman’s company, Magic Carpet Enterprises LLC, which Pingree said she has personally done.
The decision stems from a 2010 complaint filed by the Maine Republican Party, which claimed that Pingree violated election law when she used Sussman’s private jet to fly to a fundraiser in New York… Continue reading
BDN MAIN, By Christopher Cousins
Sussman has made a significant contribution towards the building costs of the hospice,
an offshoot of the Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine.More…