LOWELL — City Councilor Vesna Nuon, who recently supported a push for greater campaign-finance transparency in city elections, has repeatedly failed since 2011 to comply with state requirements for filing deposit reports and disclosing the source of campaign contributions.
Nuon has received 10 letters from the state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) since October 2011 seeking more information about deposits into his campaign account.
In one belatedly filed campaign report where some of Nuon’s donors were disclosed, Nuon reported he received contributions from businesses, another apparent violation of campaign-finance law.
“Listen Mr. Samsonite, about those deposit reports…my friend Paul Ratha Yem and I have every intention of fully disclosing every contribution…..
….That’s as good as money, sir. Those are I.O.U’s. Go ahead and add it up. Every cent’s accounted for. Look, see this? That’s a car. 275 thou….ya might wanna hold onto that one….”