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FEC Fines Rep. Ted Poe $25,000 After CREW Files Complaint


The FEC has dismissed CREW's complaint against Poe for Congress, not because the committee did not violate the law, but just because the FEC views it as a "low-rated matter." Nevertheless, the campaign committee was forced to pay a $25,000 fine for failing to properly report receipts, disbursements and cash on hand.

Read the FEC's decision in the related documents section on the right.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials -- regardless of party affiliation -- who sacrifice the common good to special interests. CREW advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation and media outreach.