Acting Mayor Accused of Finance Errors
Prosecutors on Monday alleged campaign finance violations by the acting mayor, eight days before voters will decide between him and another candidate for mayor.
Mayor Marvin Pratt admitted that he made careless mistakes, but denounced the investigation as politically motivated and said he hoped voters judged him on issues like jobs, crime and education.
Pratt was accused of four civil counts of filing a false campaign finance report and one civil count of failing to deposit personal campaign contributions in a campaign account. He faces a forfeiture of $2,500.
Dist. Atty. Michael McCann said Pratt’s campaign finance reports did not match up with bank statements for his campaign account.