Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Goober Ball drops the ball

This is the pompous loud mouth that made a fool out of himself during the comptroller vote....not filing your financials on time..sounds awful "dysfunctional" to me......I know....I know..the family dog chewed them up....daddy promised to help you do your homework........thanks Liz Benjamin for sharing this with us.........andy

Ball Drops The Ball (Updated)
February 13, 2007 at 4:53 pm by Elizabeth Benjamin
Freshman Assemblyman Greg Ball, R-Carmel, who won
significant attention for denouncing his fellow legislators as “dysfunctional” on the Assembly floor during last week’s state comptroller vote, has run afoul of state Elections Law by failing to file a financial report on Jan. 15 for his campaign committee, New Yorkers on the Ball.
State Board of Elections spokesman Lee Daghlian confirmed that Ball’s name is on a list of some 500 delinquent filers against whom the board plans to seek civil judgments in court tomorrow.
Daghlian said he was aware of no other state-level elected officials whose names are on that list.
The the pols don’t fulfill their responsibility to file a financial statement, they can be charged a fine of up to $500 plus interest and the board’s court costs.
Any person who “willingly and knowingly violates the filing provisions or contributions may be guilty of a misdemeanor,” according to the BoE’s Web site.
Ball’s last filing, made 27 days after the 2006 general election, showed he had $2,233 on hand and $11,898 worth of debt, $5,286 of which he owed to himself after he apparently paid for radio ads and campaign mailers out of his own pocket.
Ball has so far not returned a call for comment.
UPDATE: Ball’s Chief of Staff Rob DiFrancesco called to say the assemblyman is aware of the problem, which was caused by a paperwork snafu not a deliberate desire to flout the law.
The Ball campaign has switched treasurers (Ball’s father, Robert, had the title, but didn’t want it anymore), and maintains it filed the necessary paperwork to do so.
However, it was unclear, DiFrancesco said, whether the BoE would accept the Jan. 15 filing from the new treasurer, Evelyn Perrault.
DiFrancesco insisted that the filing will be sent in this evening. He could not immediately provide the information it will include.

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