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By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/11/15 – 3:18 PM PDT |

A prominent Rancho Cucamonga political action committee could be fined $6,000 by the state’s ethics watchdog for failing to timely file two campaign statements, and failing to timely disclose contributions it received and made during the 2010 election.

The Franchise Tax Board conducted a random audit of the Rancho Cucamonga Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 2274 PAC’s campaign records from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010 and found three campaign reporting discrepancies, the Fair Political Practices Commission announced Monday.

The FPPC will meet on May 21 to discuss the proposed $6,000 penalty.

One of the violations occurred when the Rancho Cucamonga political action committee failed to timely disclose expenditures in 2010. A $700 contribution to the San Bernardino County Firefighters PAC and a $12,500 a non-monetary contribution to the L. Dennis Michael for Mayor 2010 campaign were not disclosed during the appropriate 2010 filing periods. The contributions were not disclosed until the Rancho Cucamonga political action committee filed an amended statement on March 6, 2013.

Both the county firefighters’ political action committee and the L. Dennis Michael for Mayor 2010 campaign failed to acknowledge it had received the contributions, according to the FPPC stipulation.

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