AG Complaint: Mihos Failed To Pay $25K In Campaign Fines

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general is taking former gubernatorial candidate and owner of Christie’s convenience store chain, Christy Mihos to court, saying he hasn’t paid part of a state fine for campaign finance violations.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said Wednesday she filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court against Mihos that alleges he failed to pay $25,000 of a record $70,000 fine imposed last year by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

Mihos was accused of using personal and business accounts to rack up thousands of dollars in campaign expenditures. Candidates are required to use a campaign committee checking account to make expenditures that must then be publicly disclosed.

Mihos did not return calls by the AP.

Mihos ran unsuccessfully for governor as an independent in 2006 and as a Republican in 2010.

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