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McGhee disciplined for book promotion

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Tuesday night’s Ethics Review Commission meeting moved from a preliminary hearing to a final hearing in the case of District 3 candidate Fred McGhee. Opponent Shaun Ireland had accused McGhee of advertising his campaign through a book promotion mailer, without the proper campaign disclosures required by city and state law. Commissioners found McGhee guilty of the infraction, and issued a letter of admonishment about the ethical lapse. McGhee told the Monitor that he would not make the mistake again, and pointed out that a lot of other candidates could be accused of the same thing. “But that’s no excuse,” said McGhee. “I accept full responsibility and am sorry. I apologize. It wasn’t my intent to do it.”

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