The San Tan Valley resident, who lost the race, was ordered by the Gila County Attorney’s Office to pay the Pinal County Elections Department $5,206.68 for accepting an illegal campaign contribution from the PAC, which formed after paying for Sudrick’s signs, as reported by the Arizona Republic.
Gila County Attorney’s Office also fined Sudrick $4,079.37 for accepting more than $430—the state-set limit—in cash or services from a single contributor. The Republic reported that the Gila County Attorney’s Office, which issued the order Oct. 10, said that Sudrick would satisfy both penalties by paying the heftier fine.
He has until Oct. 30 to pay the civil penalty, file a statement of organization and submit campaign finance documents, according to the order.
The Republic said meanwhile, Southwest Border Sheriffs, its chairman Mike Presnell and treasurer Chad Elliget have been ordered to pay $4,079.37, three times the value of the campaign signs in excess of $430.
An email from the Southwest Border Sheriffs said, “As of today’s date, October 13, 2012, Southwest Border Sheriffs is disbanding our organization due to a serious distaste for politicians. We supported a few during this last primary election. We will not be involved in the general election.
Southwestbordersheriffs.com is for sale.”
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski