KLAS Las Vegas: I-Team: Fiore campaign money use in question
By: Vanessa Murphy
Posted: Jun 07, 2017 10:54 PM PDT
LAS VEGAS – Clark County Democrats are raising issue with how a Republican candidate is spending campaign dollars.
A complaint was filed with the secretary of state about Las Vegas city council candidate Michele Fiore questioning the use of $44,000.
By law, a candidate can’t take campaign dollars for personal use and can’t profit from that money. Right now, it’s unknown if Fiore’s breaking any rules.
More information is needed, but she hasn’t fulfilled the I-Team’s request for it.
“There might be an ethical concern about whether or not the candidate is using campaign dollars for personal uses,” said Mark Peplowski, a political science professor.
The I-Team found more than $70,000 has been spent on Fiore’s group called Politically Off the Wall and $10,000 for her Truth in Politics magazine. The payments come from the campaign of Republican and Ward 6 city council candidate Michele Fiore to her home address.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Complaint filed against Las Vegas council candidate Michele Fiore
By Jamie Munks, Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 7, 2017 – 1:04 pm
The Clark County Democratic Party contends Las Vegas City Council candidate Michele Fiore may have misappropriated campaign funds, in a complaint filed Tuesday with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office.
The Election Integrity Violation Report centers on a group dubbed Politically Off the Wall, which Fiore’s campaign gave $44,000 between April 11 and May 16, according to a contribution and expense report filed with the secretary of state’s office May 24.
The address listed for Politically Off the Wall matches Fiore’s home address. The Clark County Democratic Party’s complaint suggests Fiore, a Republican, “may have misappropriated campaign contributions for personal use.”