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Ethics watchdog agency to weigh fine for CalPERS board vice president
Ethics watchdog agency to weigh fine for CalPERS board vice president

California’s political watchdog agency will consider quadrupling a fine against newly reelected CalPERS board Vice President Priya Mathur for failing to file timely campaign finance reports for 2012 and 2013. The proposed penalty follows a decision by the Fair Political Practices Commission in August to reject a $1,000 fine agreed upon by the agency's enforcement staff and Mathur. Commissioners complained that she should have been punished more severely because of earlier reporting violations in 2002, 2007 and 2008. Mathur, 40, the principal financial consultant at the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, has agreed to pay the new, higher $4,000 fine if the commission approves...

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