Syracuse, New York – Katko for Congress today released a new television advertisement, in which trusted Central New York reporters explain how Dana Balter was caught illegally paying herself thousands of dollars in violation of Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules.
The FEC, an independent body which protects the integrity of the campaign finance process, caught Balter violating its rules by paying herself thousands of dollars in illegal salary, and ordered her to return the money. After local news outlets brought Balter’s illegal payments to light, Balter’s law-breaking became a focal point of the Democratic primary. Today, Balter continues to pay herself a salary funded by her donors.
What’s more, Balter has lied on her required financial disclosures. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics is a nonpartisan committee which requires, by law, that every Member of Congress and candidate for office file a financial disclosure reporting his or her income and other assets and transactions. Balter has repeatedly lied on her disclosure, failing to follow the rules and omitting key details.