Late Report? You Have the Right to Remain Silent

According to The Frederick News Post, a campaign treasurer was arrested for allegedly failing to file a campaign finance report:

Deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas C. Zimmerman of Frederick earlier this week for an Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s arrest warrant. It was issued because he allegedly failed to file a mandatory campaign finance report.

Zimmerman is the campaign treasurer and husband of former Frederick County Commissioner candidate Diane Dougherty-Zimmerman, who ran briefly for the seat in the summer of 2006.

The report on the Citizens for Diane Dougherty Committee was due Jan. 17, 2007, and election officials are still waiting for it, said Jared DeMarinis, director of the candidacy and campaign finance division at the Maryland Board of Elections.

Zimmerman faces a misdemeanor charge with a maximum fine of $25,000 and up to a year in prison.

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