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The folks at Law 360 seem to understand the business of "news" is to report it, not do damage control.
Yes, I mean the 984 word, page-3 coverage of the Masons' historic $37K ELEC fine as 'reported' in this week's The Hoboken Reporter (vs. Bhalla's 1,303 words on a $100 waived fine).
This $37K fine is a significant rebuke by NJ's Election Law Enforcement Commission- the largest in Hoboken history. As noted as a "Top Story" on the national legal newswire, Law 360 :
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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Well folks, this is the part of the story that is easily explained.
Some of late reporting transactions-the parties to whom they were made and when- is where the story gets interesting.