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Elections Commission Investigates Reported Waiver Of Fine

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Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ The state is investigating allegations that Bridgeport Town Clerk Alma Maya waived a campaign fine for a City Council candidate and falsified documents to hide the waiver.

The Connecticut Post reports that a complaint with the state Elections Enforcement Commission says Town Clerk Alma Maya refused to charge fellow Democrat Richard DeJesus a $100 fine for filing his financial report a day late in September.

DeJesus was a petition candidate in the Sept. 10 primary. He won the race and November’s general election and was sworn into office on Sunday.

Two assistant town clerks complained to the city’s Office of Labor Relations, which called in the city attorney who passed the case on to state officials.

The newspaper said Maya could not be reached for comment.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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