Campbell Contributor to Pay $2,000 Fine

A major contributor to the 1986 state controller's campaign of Orange County Republican state Sen. William Campbell has agreed to pay a $2,000 fine for failing to heed repeated requests by the state to file campaign disclosure reports.

Certe Management Group of La Jolla has signed a stipulated agreement to pay the fine to the state's Fair Political Practices Commission, which is scheduled to ratify the agreement today.

Certe Management and its subsidiary, Cobra Oil & Gas Co. of Kentucky, gave $17,500 to the Hacienda Heights Republican's unsuccessful controller's campaign. Under state guidelines, anyone who gives $10,000 or more in one year is considered a "major donor" and is required to file a separate semiannual report to disclose campaign donations to all political committees and candidates during the period covered by the report.

According to the agreement, Certe Management was told several times to file the report--once by Campbell's campaign treasurer and several times by the FPPC, which sent the petroleum company two certified letters last year.

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