State Lawmakers Receive Finance Subpoenas

Feb 6, 2018

Some state lawmakers have reportedly received subpoenas for their campaign finance records in what appears to be a review of campaign spending.

At least two Alabama lawmakers have confirmed with the Associated Press that they received subpoenas from the state attorney general’s office. They say they believe the focus of the subpoenas is on the use of credit cards in political campaigns, and making sure all card purchases are campaign-related.

All campaign finance reports filed by candidates are received by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. He says the attorney general’s office had sought additional information about some vague entries on some politician’s reports – for example, paying a credit card bill without listing what was purchased on the card.

The attorney general’s office has not commented directly on the investigation.