Idaho AG settles with 2 charged in PAC investigation

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 18:41:46-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says his office has finalized a settlement between two Republican officials accused of hiding the source of campaign contributions to a highly scrutinized political action committee.

Wasden announced Friday that he was dismissing the misdemeanor charges against former Bonneville GOP Chairman Doyle Beck and former congressional candidate M.C. "Chick" Heileson after the two both agreed to pay a $250 civil fine.

The settlement also includes Beck and Heileson requesting that the Integrity in Government PAC, based in northern Idaho, file an amended report with the Idaho Secretary of State's office. The report would show that Heileson's $12,000 donation to the PAC in 2014 was made with a loan from Beck.

Wasden's office has been investigating the Integrity in Government PAC, based in northern Idaho, since February after multiple questions were raised about the group's contributions