Campaign Finance Fine Leads to Jail-time
A former Montana legislator has been jailed for failing to pay a campaign finance fine.
Wesley Prouse accepted $9,000 in illegal contributions in a 2010 State Senate primary campaign. He had previously served in the State House in the late 90s.
The contributions resulted in a $59,000 fine, and Prouse had the option to provide documentation that showed he was unable to pay. He declined to do so.
For Prouse, the illegal contributions, failure to disclose them, and use of those funds to attack his opponent have proven to be an ongoing nightmare. The jailed ex-legislator lost the primary.
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