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Head of Lobbying Firm Accused of Making Non-Monetary Contributions

 
Head of Lobbying Firm Accused of Making Non-Monetary Contributions
Posted Friday, February 7th 2014 @ 6pm  by KFBK News - James Rojas

The head of a politcal lobbying firm is being fined for holding lavish fundraisers for politicians at his home. 

The lawsuit filed against Kevin Sloat states he made contributions to elected officials by providing catering, expensive wine, imported cigars and high-end liquor.

The lawsuit states the elaborate events amount to non-monetary campaign contributions that lobbyists are not permitted to give. 

If a lobbyist hosts an event at their home it's supposed to be a a low-key affair costing no more than $500.

Warning letters are being sent to 11 state senators, 26 members of the assembly and various other high-ranking public officials who allegedly benefited from the events.

Sloat responded to the lawsuit by saying it's a "desperate legal maneuver" by a fired employee. 

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