Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez is facing thousands of dollars in fines for misusing campaign money.

The money was used to buy, among other things, Lady Gaga concert tickets and a family ski trip to Utah.

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has approved 60-thousand dollars worth of fines against Florez for multiple violations.

Florez was a state senator representing portion of Fresno, Kern and Tulare counties from 2002 to 2010.