Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith fined $1,600 for campaign violations

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:22pm

tyler — According to documents from the Texas Ethics Commission, Sheriff J.B. Smith broke multiple Election Codes and Ethics Commissions Rules.

Documents state Sheriff Smith did not disclose campaign contributions,file a timely semiannual campaign finance report, file report campaign finances correctly, was improperly reimbursed for political expenditures, and used contributions for personal use.

Reports show Sheriff Smith used $3,920.36 worth of political contributions for two books, one of which has been published, The Christmas Day Murders.

The commission fined Sheriff Smith $1,600 for his violations.

You can read the entire resolution here.


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