The Times first reported on Ms. Alexander’s constituent-services fund use in February, when her phone at a privately leased office space in Southeast was cut off and her lease canceled. A Times review of her constituent-services fund use dating to 2007 showed that she spent less than 5 percent of the $120,000 she has raised since 2007 to help constituents with urgent needs, such as funeral expenses, rent and utilities.
Last week, Ms. Alexander said she is appealing the $4,000 fine and will turn over more information to OCF. Reached Monday, she described The Times‘ reporting on her constituent-services fund as “vicious and all lies” and referred questions to her attorney, Mr. Wilmot.
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