Providence Councilman Juan Pichardo to pay $3k for campaign finance violations

John Marion talks to the Globe about Providence Councilman Juan Pichardo's failure to report and misreporting of $20,000 in campaigns funds and expenditures.

This article originally appeared in the Boston Globe on June 6, 2023 and was written by Steph Machado.  

Below is executive director John Marion’s comment on the Rhode Island Board of Elections’s recent $3,000 fine against Councilman Juan Pichardo for violations of state campaign finance laws.

“Councilman Juan Pichardo failed to report, and misreported, more than $20,000 of campaign donations and expenditures during his successful run for the Providence City Council in 2022,” said John Marion, the executive director of good-government group Common Cause Rhode Island. “As a state senator, Pichardo sponsored campaign finance disclosure legislation and should have known better.”

“It’s good that the now-councilman took responsibility for his actions and that the Board of Elections personally fined him $3,000,” Marion continued.

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