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California issues largest campaign donor violation fine to two groups

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Ann Ravel, chairwoman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, discusses the $1 million fine, the largest in its history, levied against two political action committees for campaign-reporting violations, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The FPPC also ordered two separate groups to pay the state's general fund the amount of money donated to them during the 2012 election cycle by the groups that were fined. The Small Business Action Committee was ordered to pay $11 million while the California Future Fund for Free Markets was ordered to pay $4 million. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

A California watchdog agency has announced the largest fine in its history for campaign donor violations. 

The Fair Political Practices Commission has ordered two groups to pay the state $15 million for failing to accurately report the source of donor money in the 2012 election.

Chairwoman of the FPPC, Ann Ravel, joins the show to tell us more about these two groups — the Small Business Action Committee and the California Future Fund for Free Markets — and what exactly they did that got them into trouble.
 

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