Colclough, Blocker-Adams fined for campaign-filing violations

ATLANTA -- Onetime Augusta politicians Richard Colclough and Helen Blocker-Adams must pay fines for failing to file campaign forms now that the State Ethics Commission accepted their plea agreements today.

Mr. Colclough agreed to a $1,500 civil penalty and $375 in late fees for failing to submit campaign contribution disclosure reports to the commission which were due in August, September and December of 2006.

The former Augusta city commissioner was running for the state House, getting defeated by Hardie Davis in a Democratic runoff.

Mr. Colclough agreed to pay the late fees within 90 days and to pay $125 per month on the penalty until it’s paid off.

Ms. Blocker-Adams also agreed to a $1,500 civil penalty and $75 in late fees for failing to file her December, 2006 form.

Also, three of the forms she did file that year didn’t include sufficient details about people who contributed to her campaign.

She was running as an independent at the time but lost the general election for the state House to Democrat Quincy Murphy.

Ms. Blocker-Adams agreed to pay the late fees within 30 days and to split payment of the penalty into two installments over the next 90 days.

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