Former Sen. Ensign, Parents Fined by FEC

LAS VEGAS -- The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staff member.

The commission also found that they failed to disclose the contributions. Ensign and his committees agreed to pay a civil penalty of $32,000. His parents, Michael and Sharon Ensign, will have to pay a civil penalty of $22,000.


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