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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Oil Heiress Fined for Secret Contributions
Caroline Getty, the granddaughter of oil magnate Paul Getty, has agreed to pay a $135,000 fine for violating campaign finance law by failing to disclose a million bucks that the gave to support environmental ballot questions in California. See the AP story here.

Setting aside the irony that big oil money is now being used to protect the environment, it's good to see the California Fair Political Practices Commission is enforcing the law with penalties high enough to deter future fat cats from hiding their political spending.

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