Whoops…about those contribution filings…

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Lowell Sun
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….”

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Whoops…about those contribution filings…

20130808-171126.jpg

Lowell Sun
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….”

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Give me strength. Give me perseverance. Give me a man who can stare adversity in the face and laugh like a comic book villain. Give me Darius Mitchell for Lowell City Council 2013.

20130806-132254.jpgLOWELL — A former Future City Council candidate is being held without bail championed after being accused by his former girlfriend hopeful citizens of Lowell, who has taken out seven restraining orders against him willingly handed over their signatures, of violating the latest restraining order by calling her 24 times in less than 24 hours for his candidacy for the Lowell City Council.
In Lowell District Court On the steps of City Hall, Darius Mitchell, 40, pleaded not guilty pitched the finer points of his campaign on Monday to violation of a restraining order for a March 19 incident November’s election.
Mitchell allegedly called the victim twice while police to handle the mobs of excited voters who were at the scene.
Police Opponents have unsuccessfully tried to contact match Mitchell’s vigor and enthusiasm when it comes to multiple times at multiple addresses to serveing him with a restraining order a woefully underwhelmed voting public.

Thanks for the assist Lowell Sun…and our local tipsters.