State Investigates Lawrence Mayor’s Fund Raising

LAWRENCE (AP) – State campaign finance officials have subpoenaed billing records from several Lawrence-area restaurants as part of an investigation into the fund raising of Mayor William Lantigua.

The Office of Campaign and Political Finance would not confirm that they have opened an investigation beyond a routine audit of Lantigua and five rivals who ran for mayor in 2009, but several restaurant owners confirmed to The Boston Globe that they have received subpoenas for records.

The Globe reported that Lantigua has held at least 15 campaign events at restaurants and clubs in the past three years for which he reported no expenses for food, music, or the hall.

State campaign finance law requires candidates to detail all donations, either cash or services.

Lantigua did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. dismayed says:

    Don’t you just love that smile? It’s to hide the roaring laughter that’s going on behind it. Why do these folks think they’re above the law and try to get away with everything?

  2. emom says:

    OH GEE, HE’S IN THE NEWS YET AGAIN. HE CAN NOT STAY OUT OF THE NEWS EVERY MONTH HE IS IN THE NEWS….. HE IS SUCH A JOKE. FIRE HIM GET HIM OUT ……..

  3. J.C.A. says:

    It looks like the effluent has hit the air movement device in Lordence Amedica today…yet again! This donkey is going down like a sack of rocks.:)~ Bye Bye Willie. JCA

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