NYC Campaign Finance Board Votes on Enforcement Matters for Three Campaigns

19/11/2020

At today's public meeting, the NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) determined that three campaigns from the 2017 election cycle committed violations and assessed penalties for those violations. One candidate received a post-election public funds payment. Refer to the table below for details on these determinations. A video record of the meeting is available at nyccfb.info/live.


Other matters before the Board in today's meeting included:

The Board voted to ratify public funds payments in the general election for Queens Borough President. The CFB issued payments to candidates in this race on October 8, and October 29 since last meeting in September.

The Board voted to issue Advisory Opinion 2020-3, which states: "Candidates may establish special election committees beginning when a special election is reasonably anticipated, and may simultaneously maintain an active committee for a reasonably anticipated special election and an active committee for the subsequent primary and general elections. The out-year expenditure limit is applied to the three years preceding the year of the candidate’s next election, including special elections."

The Board considered a Rule 7-09 petition and heard from a candidate regarding this petition, and agreed to deliberate further and will vote on the matter at its next meeting.

The Board voted to approve proposed rules for public comment.

Violations and Penalties
(for details, follow the link in the total penalties column)
 
Candidate
(Election Cycle)
Office Violation Penalty Total Penalties

Christopher Carew
(2017)

Treasurer:
Richard Campbell

Public Funds Received: $0

 
City Council
(District #41)
1. Failing to provide bank statements $200 $950
2. Filing a late disclosure statement  No Penalty
3. Failing to demonstrate compliance with reporting requirements for receipts $250
4. Failing to respond to the Draft Audit Report $500
 
Candidate
(Election Cycle)
Office Violation Penalty Total Penalties

Nicole Malliotakis
(2017)

Treasurer:
Anthony Mauriello

Public Funds Received: $2,485,212

 
Mayor 1. Failing to provide bank statements $1,000 $26,719
2. Failing to report transactions $11,496
3. Failing to demonstrate compliance with cash receipts reporting and documentation requirements $657
4. Failing to report and late reporting of transactions in daily pre-election disclosure statements $450
5. Failing to document transactions $305
6. Accepting contributions from corporations, limited liability companies, or partnerships $6,064
7. Accepting contributions from unregistered political committees $500
8. Failing to demonstrate compliance with intermediary reporting and documentation requirements $800
9. Making cash expenditures greater than $100 $112
10. Failing to demonstrate that spending was in furtherance of the campaign $3,260
11. Making impermissible post-election expenditures $2,075
 
Candidate
(Election Cycle)
Office Violation Penalty Total Penalties

Delvis Valdes
(2017)

Treasurer:
Nereira Piranio

Public Funds Received: $89,076

 
City Council
(District #38)
1. Failing to document transactions $201 $725
2. Accepting a contribution from a corporation $250
3. Failing to demonstrate that spending was in furtherance of the campaign $274
 

Public Funds Payment
 
Candidate
(Election Cycle)
Office Public Funds Payment

Nicole Malliotakis
(2017)

Treasurer:
Anthony Mauriello


Public Funds Received:
$2,485,212

 
Mayor $15,118