Potential fines up to $45,000 for failure to file financial reports, failure to register and disclose donors, failure to report campaign activities
ANCHORAGE—The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) staff released its investigation report Friday finding that Kelly Tshibaka and her nonprofit, Preserve Democracy, violated several campaign finance laws.
Among APOC staff findings:
- Preserve Democracy failed to register with APOC, which is necessary before advocating for or against a ballot proposition;
- Preserve Democracy failed to disclose its donors;
- Preserve Democracy failed to identify its donors on its communications and to file required financial reports
Staff recommended a minimum fine of $16,450 and noted that Preserve Democracy and Ms. Tshibaka face potential maximum fines of $45,250.
Alaskans for Better Elections in July filed a complaint with the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) alleging Kelly Tshibaka and her nonprofit, Preserve Democracy, committed numerous campaign finance violations.
Read the press release here.