Campaign Finances
5:14 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Aderholt Pays $13K Fine For Finance Reports

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt's re-election campaign has paid $13,000 in penalties for filing inaccurate finance reports.

The documents released recently by the Federal Election Commission show Aderholt's campaign account misrepresented how much money it raised; spent; and had on hand for several years.

Records show more than $58,000 in campaign receipts were misstated from 2006 through 2010. And there were inaccurate records about how $129,600 was spent. Another $273,000 wasn't deposited into the campaign account within the required 10-day period.

Aderholt's campaign also reported it found more than $100,000 in spending from 2006 through 2009 that wasn't previously disclosed.

A spokesman for the Republican from Haleyville, Brian Rell, calls the mistakes "garden-variety accounting errors.

Democratic attorney Daniel Boman of Sulligent is opposing Aderholt in November.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.