Abortion Practitioner George Tiller’s PAC Faces $15,000 in Campaign Fines
by Steven Ertelt
October 22, 2008
Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — The political action committee operated by Kansas-based late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller could face fines as much as $15,000. That’s because officials with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission say Tiller’s PAC has been obscuring the identity of donors in reports the group filed.
Tiller is behind ProKanDo, a PAC he started in 2002 that has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars, in part to support pro-abortion Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and defeat pro-life former Attorney General Phill Kline.
The Capital-Journal newspaper indicates the organization will face a hearing on November 19 to answer to allegations of misreporting the donations on his forms and violating state campaign finance laws.
The newspaper indicates campaign finance reports in 2006 and 2007 failed to identify the occupations of donors giving as much as $37,000. ProKanDo relied on a telemarketing firm called Hudson Bay in Illinois to solicit donations and send a check after expenses to the group. More than 100 donors are involved in the misreporting.
Troy Newman, the head of Operation Rescue, told LifeNews.com he’s not surprised that Tiller is, once again, accused of violating state law. Charges have already been filed against him by the attorney general for allegedly violating state law regarding late-term abortions.
"Tiller and the abortion cartel will go to any length to avoid complying with the law," he said. "But under the watchful eye of the pro-life community we will catch them and turn them in to the authorities."
Newman says he thinks minor infractions like this one will ultimately be Tiller’s undoing and put him out of business.
"I trust that it will be a minor infraction, like violating FEC laws, that will ultimately put George Tiller behind bars and close his doors, just like it was tax evasion that incarcerated mobster Al Capone," he said.
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