Edmondson’s Funding ‘Errors’ Continue

Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who recently admitted receiving purportedly illegal campaign contributions, has yet to correct all those “mistakes,” State Rep. Mike Reynolds said.
No one from Edmondson’s office returned calls asking for comment.
“Several months ago I questioned whether Attorney General Edmondson truly cared about ethics laws in Oklahoma. I don’t know if he asked the State Auditor to help him clean up his errors, but it appears that he has many additional mistakes that have not been corrected,” said Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City.
“While Edmondson decided that he disagreed with the Ethics Commission’s interpretation of its own rules, he apparently thought it best to comply. After taking a week’s vacation to sort the mess out, he wrote a note to the commission saying he was paying back his own campaign for the money he had taken from it.
“When other people that don’t have their own law enforcement branch make these mistakes, they suffer far greater consequences. They may wind up paying legal fees, accounting fees, or fines to the commission – fines that are supposed to be triple the amount of the . . . contribution.
“I would like to thank the AG for correcting his mistakes, or at least some of them. I have been waiting to see when he would find additional errors that seem to be all too obvious. In addition to the 12 (purportedly) illegal contributions already reported by Edmondson, he might add these to the list.”



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