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FEC Accuses Rep. Vern Buchanan's Former Company Of Violating Campaign Finance Law

As Cenk pointed out, while the media is busy with wall to wall coverage of the Anthony Weiner scandal, they're completely ignoring stories like this one. Rep. Vern Buchanan's former company violated law, Federal Election Commission says: The
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As Cenk pointed out, while the media is busy with wall to wall coverage of the Anthony Weiner scandal, they're completely ignoring stories like this one.

Rep. Vern Buchanan's former company violated law, Federal Election Commission says:

The Federal Election Commission is asking a federal court to impose a $67,900 fine on a company formerly co-owned by Rep. Vern Buchanan that it says engaged in an "extensive and ongoing scheme" to reimburse employees who made contributions to the Sarasota Republican's congressional campaign.

In a motion for default filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Florida, the FEC says Hyundai of North Jacksonville — which Buchanan once partially owned — violated federal campaign finance law by making contributions in excess of the legal limit and by reimbursing employees who made the contributions.

Buchanan is not named as a defendant in the suit. The owner of the company said Tuesday he's acknowledged the company reimbursed employees, but said it was a "directive" issued by Buchanan.

"I've done nothing wrong," said Sam Kazran, who said he told the FEC he was unfamiliar with campaign finance law. "I am not a politician, just a regular Joe. I had no idea."

He said Buchanan told a group he needed to raise $1 million "to look good.

"It was 'This is what I need to do and this is what you need to do to take care of it,' " Kazran said. Read on...

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