By Patrick McGreevy
January 7, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Former state Assemblyman Russell Bogh has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to the state ethics agency for exceeding a limit on the size of campaign contributions in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for state Senate.

The per-contribution limit in that race was $3,900, but Bogh accepted a contribution of $11,000 in the form of an in-kind loan from Bogh Engineering, a firm owned by his brother and sister-in-law, when the company paid that amount to Public Opinion Strategies for polling services.

A report by the enforcement staff of the state Fair Political Practices Commission called the contribution a “serious violation,” but said it that appeared unintentional and that the campaign believed it had properly reported the financial transaction.

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