April 11, 2014

No Campaign Funds for Criminal Defense

POLITICIANS FACING criminal charges would not be allowed to use campaign funds to pay their legal bills under an amendment Senator Jerry Hill said he plans to introduce in the wake of the indictment of his colleague Senator Leland Yee on charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic weapons.

Under current law, politicians have wide latitude on how they spend campaign funds. Expenses have to have a legislative, governmental or political purpose, but can be used for everything from hiring campaign consultants and TV ads, to travel and paying legal bills.

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2014/04/no-campaign-cash-for-fighting-criminal-charges-says-jerry-hill.html#storylink=cpy

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