A Montgomery County grand jury urged the Legislature to revisit ethics reform in a report issued last Friday, saying the state’s financial disclosure requirements and ban on PAC-to-PAC transfers were not clear enough to allow prosecution of offenses. The grand jury, empaneled by Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Johnny Hardwick, examined 12 complaints of PAC-to-PAC transfers or failure to file reports in a timely manner filed over the last year.
The complaints entangled a number of state leaders, including former Gov. Bob Riley, who headed a PAC that received a $50,000 contribution from an out-of-state PAC just a few months after Riley signed a law banning the practice.
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