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Campaign funding violations by state Sen. Berryhill sustained
Campaign funding violations by state Sen. Berryhill sustained

SACRAMENTO -- A scheme by state Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) to launder $40,000 in campaign funds through two county GOP committees to his brother Bill’s 2008 Assembly campaign was a “serious and deliberate” violation of state regulations, an administrative law judge concluded in a report released Wednesday. Judge Jonathan Lew recommended administrative fines of up to $40,000 against those accused of participating in the scheme, including maximum penalties totalling $35,000 against state Sen. Berryhill. The state Fair Political Practices Commission will consider Lew’s recommendations at a meeting in April. Charles H. Bell Jr., an attorney for Sen. Berryhill,...

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