Referral by: SEEC Elections Officer
An individual who files a financial disclosure statement late, in violation of Connecticut General Statutes §9-608, can be fined $200 to $2,000. The respondent, Greg Williams, served as the treasurer of the Bartlett 2012 campaign committee. The State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the respondent failed to file a financial disclosure statement on Jan. 10, 2013, as required. The respondent filed the statement on May 9, which was 119 days late. The respondent testified that he was unable to file the statement earlier, because records were transferred from the candidate's headquarters to a storage unit, and only the candidate had a key. The respondent claimed that although he was extremely busy, and often worked six or seven days per week, he made numerous attempts to contact the candidate, to obtain the key. Evidence existed that the State Elections Enforcement Commission reminded the respondent about the Jan. 10, 2013, deadline; that the committee received funds from the Citizens' Election Program; and that the respondent, who previously had filed late once before, admitted he was unable to file because he lacked a key to documents he was responsible to maintain. The respondent expressed remorse, and the State Elections Enforcement Commission ordered that the respondent pay a $500 fine.