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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Comments (2)
  1. DStein says:

    Funny how Martha Coakley won’t go after Democrats like Dianne Wilkerson, Chuck Turner, Sal DiMasi, etc., for their wrong-doing. The Feds have to do her job for her. But she WILL jump all over a Republican because he hasn’t finished paying the last $25,000 of a $70,000 fine. Where was she when fellow Democrat John Kerry was trying to cheat Massachusetts out of $700,000 in taxes on his yacht?

    Martha Coakely continues to prove she’s nothing but a partisan hack and is an insult to the Attorney General’s office. She doesn’t represent ALL the people of Massachusetts, just Democrats. She’s even willing to look the other way for them over and over and over again.

  2. CEO says:

    Christy Mihos, please go away. And take Martha Coakley with you.

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