On September 20, 2013, the Texas Ethics Commission acknowledged acceptance of a sworn complaint against Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen. Errors in expenditure totals, omissions of the purpose of expenditures, and failure to disclose addresses of persons or entities receiving political expenditures are among a multitude of alleged violations of Texas campaign finance law filed against the Missouri City Mayor.
Over the last two years, the notice alleges, Owen failed to fully disclose the address of person (s) or entities receiving a political expenditure in violation of Section 254.031 (a) (3) and in TEN places failed to disclose a description of the activity conducted with an expenditure.
Here’s an example from the C/OH Campaign Finance Report (Jan. 15) – 1/03/2012:
Additionally it is alleged Mr. Owen failed to disclose the total principal amount of all outstanding loans, in violation of Section 254. 031 (a) (2).
As a public official surely Mr. Owen knows the importance of following the law when dealing with taxpayer funds. He must also know the same concerns apply when dealing with campaign funds.
Read the rest of it here.