Bob Stefanowski

Fundraiser for Steve Obsitnik fined $8K for making straw donations to campaign

Fundraiser for Steve Obsitnik fined $8K for making straw donations to campaign

A health care consultant from Avon and fundraiser for former Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik has been fined $8,000 for making illegal straw donations in other people’s names to the campaign.

Investigators for the state Elections Enforcement Commission say that Andrew Robert Grant broke a decade-old state law capping individual campaign contributions to state office candidates at $100.

They say Grant made six additional contributions of $100 in the names of other people to Obsitnik, who finished fifth in the five-way GOP primary for governor.

The commission originally fined Grant $16,000, but agreed to cut the civil penalty in half because he...

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