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Former comptroller ordered to pay $590,000 in fines

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NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City appeals panel has refused to overturn a $590,000 fine against former Comptroller William Thompson for illegally putting up mayoral campaign posters on public property in 2009.

According to the New York Post, the Environmental Control Board said nearly 8,000 posters were found in four boroughs over a 5-month period.

It rejected Thompson's argument that the illegal postings were the work of 'rogue' volunteers.

The posters pertained to Thompson's run for mayor in 2009. He faces a $75 fine for each poster.

Thompson also is a leading mayoral contender in 2013.

 

Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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