- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina panel is fining 30 candidates for elective office $250 each because they failed to file reports that could disclose conflicts between their personal and political interests.

WRAL reports (https://bit.ly/1XKvh8E ) the state Ethics Commission’s action earlier this month includes 14 candidates who will appear on the ballot in November who didn’t file a required ethics form.

They include Republican insurance commissioner candidate Mike Causey and statewide Court of Appeals candidate Abraham Jones. The lawyer and former Superior Court judge said he’ll file the paperwork Monday and admits his campaign made a mistake.

The other candidates tagged with fines with places on the November ballot include three candidates for District Court judge, three people running for state Senate and seven state House hopefuls.

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