October 6, 2014: State Delegate Candidate “Jay” Jalisi pays $2,500 Civil Fine for Disbursing Funds for His Campaign Finance Entity
For Immediate Release October 6, 2014
State Delegate Candidate “Jay” Jalisi pays $2,500 Civil Fine for Disbursing Funds for His Campaign Finance Entity
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that House of Delegates’ Candidate Hasan “Jay” Jalisi has been charged with a civil violation of Maryland’s Election Law Article. A civil violation means that a provision of the Election Law Article was violated without knowing that the act is illegal. The maximum penalty for a civil violation is a $5,000 fine.
The charges allege that Hasan “Jay” Jalisi, as Chairman and candidate of his campaign finance committee, Friends of (Hasan) Jalisi, made disbursements for his campaign finance entity from February 2014 through April 2014. Candidate Jalisi signed 28 checks authorizing expenditures on the campaign account. Maryland law prohibits candidates from making disbursements on behalf of a campaign finance entity.
Candidate Jalisi immediately paid a $2,500 civil penalty.