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Chula Vista mayoral campaign donor fined $10,000

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) -- A supporter of the failed mayoral campaign of a Chula Vista councilman has been fined $10,000 for contributing money in other people's names.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/ZmGJdl ) says the state Fair Political Practices Commission fined Ana Maria Gonzalez on Thursday.

Authorities say she circumvented a $300 contribution limit for the 2010 election by asking two friends to donate $300 each and reimbursing them.

She backed councilman Steve Castaneda in his unsuccessful run for mayor. The commission said it found no evidence that Castaneda knew about the wrongdoing.


Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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