MassGOP Chairman Calls On Coakley To Apologize For Violating Public’s Trust After OCPF Violation

BOSTON –  Today, MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes called on Attorney General Martha Coakley to apologize for violating the public’s trust after the state’s top cop was found to have violated campaign finance laws.


“We have finally learned the truth about Martha Coakley’s misuse of campaign funds.  It took OCPF to shed light on this scandal because Coakley has refused to explain her actions or how the person who is supposed to enforce the law was instead breaking the law.  I remain troubled by the Attorney General’s apparent lack of concern that she failed to follow the laws she is sworn to uphold.  There is no more obscene an example of do as I say, not as I do behavior as the state’s top cop violating the law and Coakley should apologize for it,” said Kirsten Hughes.



Campaign Finance Officials Ordered Martha Coakley To Pay $24,000 For Violating Campaign Finance Laws. “Attorney General Martha Coakley’s campaign committee has agreed to pay nearly $18,000 to charity as part of an agreement with campaign regulators over payments made with federal committee funds. Coakley, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Massachusetts governor, also agreed to pay $6,000 to the state to cover the cost of the review.” (“Coakley pays $24,000 to settle campaign violations,” AP, 4/17/14)