Elections Commission seeks $17K from Fullwood

By News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Elections Commission has gone to court to try to collect $17,000 in fines from former Rep. Reggie Fullwood, a Jacksonville Democrat who left the state House last year after pleading guilty to federal wire-fraud and tax charges.

The commission filed a petition Friday in Leon County circuit court, seeking to enforce a commission order approved Feb. 28.

That order said Fullwood had committed 17 violations of elections laws, including failing to report campaign contributions and falsely reporting information. It imposed a $1,000 fine for each violation, but the petition filed Friday said Fullwood had not paid the money.

Fullwood pleaded guilty in federal court last year to one count of wire fraud and one count of failure to file a tax return in a case stemming from illegal use of campaign contributions for personal expenses.

News Service of Florida