SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer has agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty to the state's political watchdog for illegally accepting a $50,000 loan to his campaign account in 2011.
The Fair Political Practices Commission says Jones-Sawyer, a Los Angeles Democrat, accepted the over-the-limit contribution from his girlfriend in December 2011.
It said Monday that he deposited the $50,000 into his bank account then reported a personal loan to his campaign without disclosing the true source of the funds.
The contribution limit was $3,900 per person that year.
Joey Hill, a spokesman for Jones-Sawyer, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The FPPC also announced a $2,000 fine against Republican Assemblywoman Shannon Grove of Bakersfield for late reporting of several campaign contributions in 2011.
The fines will be considered June 19.
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