It seems that wherever Liz Crowley goes the cloud of corruption looms ominously over her empty head. The Campaign Finance Board is reporting that Elizabeth Crowley is not eligible for matching funds because she still has outstanding penalties that were imposed in 2001 for campaign fraud.
Crowley was not eligible for matching funds because of outstanding fines from campaign finance violations committed by her campaign during her bid for City Council in 2001 against ex-councilman Dennis Gallagher, whose April 18 resignation necessitated the special election.
According to a CFB audit, the Crowley campaign was required to pay $56,267 in penalties, $22,207 of which was for exceeding expenditure limits. Another $20,000 was for failure to adequately explain allegations of money order fraud — allegations the campaign denied. The penalties are currently being paid on an installment plan.
Liz Crowley has no problem raising money because Lizzy ignores all the rules and violates all the campaign finance laws. You go girl!