Jim Gerlach: Misreported $2.2 Million in Campaign Contributions

Gerlach Receives Largest FEC Fine in Pennsylvania History

In April 2007, Jim Gerlach had to pay a $120,000 fine to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for violation of Federal Campaign Finance Laws. This penalty constituted the largest federal fine ever imposed on a member from Pennsylvania, and, according to the FEC, the third largest issued against a sitting U.S. lawmaker since 1980. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/12/07]

The penalty was based on the commission’s determination that Gerlach:

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