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|Whole lotta debt! 2011 Mason Municipal Campaign Q Oct. 15, 2014 ELEC|
|D-1 2011 Municipal Campaign Certification of Candidate Elizabeth Mason and Treasurer Richard Mason|
|Mason 2011 Campaign ELECs report the candidates "in-kind contributions" to pay operatives and consultants on Schedule B|
On July 19, 2012, Beth Mason reports her $48,000 "in-kind contribution" to pay political operative Barry Brendel's LLC, Cutting Edge Communication and her $8,500 "in kind contribution" to pay Ryan Yacco for political consulting work! Mason splits these payments between her January 15, 2011 ELEC report (551 days late) and her October 15, 2011 ELEC (278 days late).
On July 23, 2012 (4 days later) Beth Mason files her $10,200 "in-kind contribution" to Brendel's LLC and her $5,000 "in kind contribution" to consultant Yacco. These "in-kind contributions" are reported on her April 15, 2012 ELEC- only 99 days late!
On July 26, 2012 : SLAPP!
On July 31, 2012 (8 days later) Beth Mason files her $9,600 "in-kind contribution" to Brendel's LLC and her $5,000 "in kind contribution" to consultant Yacco. These "in-kind contributions" are reported on her July 15, 2012 ELEC.
On October 15, 2012, Beth Mason's campaign files a timely October 15, 2012 ELEC, wherein Candidate Mason reports her $10,500 "in-kind contribution" to political operative Brendel's LLC. The next night October 16, was the debut of the media-coined "The Nazi Truck"- the first ever use of swastikas in a Hoboken political campaign. Guess who shot the video that played on the "Nazi Truck"?
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All quiet on the "in-kind" front, until...48 days later...
On February 1, 2013, Beth Mason files her January 15, 2012 ELEC (383 days late) wherein she reports her $9,500 "in-kind contribution" to Brendel's LLC.
On August 26, 2013, Beth Mason files her July 15, 2013 ELEC reporting her $3,000 "in-kind contribution" to Brendel's LLC and her $2,600 "in kind contribution" to consultant Yacco.
On October 16, 2013, Beth Mason files a timely October 15, 2013 ELEC wherein she reports her $6,000 "in-kind contribution" to Brendel's LLC and her $2,000 "in kind contribution" to consultant Yacco.
On February 26, 2014, the following was filed: "COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING FOR LATE FILING OF REPORTS AND LATE FILING OF CONTRIBUTION AND EXPENDITURE INFORMATION IN THE 2011 MUNICIPAL ELECTION" by Complainant "NEW JERSEY ELECTION LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION v ELIZABETH MASON, Candidate for Municipal Office,And RICHARD MASON, Campaign Treasurer, Respondents." In addition, ELEC filed a separate complaint against 2009 Mason's "One Hoboken" mayoral campaign.
On April 15, 2014 Beth Mason files a timely April 15, 2014 ELEC wherein she reports her $5,000 "in-kind contribution" to Brendel's LLC.To recap, "in kind contributions" are defined in NJ-ELEC's "Compliance Manual for Candidates:"
|page 3- Quarterly October 15, 2011 ELEC report for candidate Beth Mason's 2011 Municipal Election, Campaign Treasurer Richard Mason, filed on July 19, 2012|
(page 18)Are we clear?
2. In-Kind Contributions
An “in-kind” contribution is a contribution of goods or services contributed to a candidate or committee.
A contribution received in the form of goods is reported in an amount equal to the fair market value of the goods to the candidate or committee receiving them. For example, assume that a printer donates bumper stickers with a fair market value of $700 to Candidate Jones. Candidate Jones must report the receipt of an in-kind contribution from the printer in the amount of $700.
A contribution in the form of “paid personal services” is required to be reported in an amount equal to the amount of salary, compensation, or consideration for the services paid by the contributor to the individual performing the services. Paid personal services are personal, clerical, administrative, or professional services that are not paid for by the candidate or committee benefiting from the services.
(page29)Last May, GA reported that Mason's 2011 Municpal ELECs filed after the May 10, 2011 election (current to April 2014) reported an astounding $203,995.85 in receipts and $202,878.10 in expenditures. The receipts were in-kind, currency and loans from Beth Mason.
D. All Expenditures Required to be Made through the Treasurer and
Campaign Depository. All expenditures are required to be made through the campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer of the committee. Furthermore, all expenditures are required to be made through the campaign depository. Payment of expenditures by currency is permissible if the payment is made from the proceeds of a petty cash fund, as discussed later in this Manual.
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Hoboken City Council Member Elizabeth Mason and her campaign team, including her husband, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz LLP partner Richard Mason, have been fined nearly $40,000 by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission for alleged late campaign filings in two city elections.GA was not allowed to view the full article- see:
The commission fined Mason and her team a total of $27,760 — reduced from an initial penalty of $34,700 — for alleged campaign violations stemming from her unsuccessful mayoral bid in 2009 and another $9,400 for separate allegations arising from her city council...
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|Beth Mason a "LOSER" according to Politickernj.com|
late reporting is to hide where the moneys coming from. you don't want people to see whos giving the money and where its going. you wait until nobodys paying attention.Maybe those are the "facts" Mason is talking about? Tricks to obfuscate money flowing in and out of her campaign?
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