Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik to pay $90K to settle alleged campaign violations

The state Elections Enforcement Commission found that Obsitnik accepted $1.3 million in public financing while also taking $88,000 from a political action committee called FixCT.

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2021, 7:32 PM

Updated 1,168 days ago

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Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik to pay $90K to settle alleged campaign violations
Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik will pay $90,000 to settle campaign finance violation accusations, as part of a settlement with Connecticut elections regulators.
The state Elections Enforcement Commission found that Obsitnik accepted $1.3 million in public financing while also taking $88,000 from a political action committee called FixCT.
The settlement says Obsitnik failed to register as a candidate for months, even while he was spending money on his campaign through a nonprofit he formed called “Imagine Connecticut.”
Obsitnik didn't form an exploratory committee until Jan. 13, 2017.
Also, state Rep. Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) will pay $10,000. State elections investigators concluded he was a primary link between Obsitnik and FixCT.
According to the settlement: “Jason Perillo was signatory to a firewall policy implemented by FixCt, Inc. to prevent impermissible coordination between FixCt, Inc. and Steve Obsitnik’s candidate committee, Obsitnik for Governor, comply with Connecticut law, and avoid any appearance of impropriety.”
Neither admit wrongdoing in the settlement.


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