After Hefty Campaign Finance Fee, Heroux's Tenure Off To A Rocky Start

BOSTON -- After a campaign where he admitted he really didn't want to be Mayor, Democrat Paul Heroux hasn't even taken office yet, and his tenure is off to a rocky start. First, he did his best impression of former Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua when he desperately tried to hold onto his House seat - with the goal of collecting two taxpayer salaries while providing part-time service as Mayor, all to benefit his own political interests. Heroux's troubles are continuing today: He's been forced to pay a hefty fine for campaign finance violations that include improperly lending himself money from his campaign account, improperly accepting corporate contributions, and shoddy bookkeeping.

"The people of Attleboro have a right to be wary of their new mayor: In less than a month, Paul Heroux has been exposed for trying to deny them full-time service to advance his own political interests, and has been forced to pay a hefty campaign finance fine for questionable practices and shoddy bookkeeping," said MassGOP spokesman Terry MacCormack. "It's hard for voters to have confidence that he'll be able to earn their trust back."
 
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Heroux was forced to pay a hefty fine for campaign finance violations today. (OCPF)