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Former NJ Mayors Fined Over Campaign Reports

(credit: AP)

(credit: AP)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s Election Law Enforcement Commission has fined two former mayors for campaign finance reporting violations.

The commission found former Morristown Donald Cresitello, who lost to fellow Democrat Timothy Dougherty, repeatedly filed late contribution and expenditure reports. The panel said Cresitello failed to file occupation and employer information on certain reports.

ELEC found Cresitello failed to refund an excessive contribution from his 2005 general election campaign. He was fined $14,225.

Former Bradley Beach mayor Stephen Schueler, also a Democrat, was found by ELEC to have repeatedly filed late campaign finance reports dating back to 2000. He stepped down in 2008.

Schueler was fined $1,175.

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