Grand Jury Cites Problems With Ala. Campaign Law

Montgomery, AL – A Montgomery County grand jury has decided not to issue any indictments from investigating complaints that some Republican and Democratic organizations allegedly violated Alabama's campaign finance laws.

The grand jury issued a report citing several problems with the laws, including no individual being identified to be held responsible for any criminal violation. The grand jury says Alabama's new law banning transfers between political action committees does not make it clear whether it's the chairman, the treasurer or someone else who violates the law.

The grand jury reviewed complaints that some Republican PACs violated the ban on PAC-to-PAC transfers and that some Democratic groups failed to file campaign finance reports on time.

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