5 Are Fined for Violating Political Donation Limits

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Ethics Commission has approved fines against five businesses that exceeded contribution limits in giving to City Controller Laura Chick’s 2001 campaign.

The commission levied fines of $500 each against Rogers and Associates, Consensus Planning Group and the Drive Political Fund, as well as $250 each against International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501 and California Home Builders.

The fines represent the amount that contributions from the firms and their principals exceeded the $1,000 limit.