The Alaska Public Offices Commission has fined State Senate Candidate Bob Bell $390 for violating public official financial disclosure reporting law. The complaint against Bell was filed in August. It alleged that Bell had not reported some personal finances in his the financial disclosure statement he made when he filed for office.
The regulation Bell violated went into affect in 2011. It requires those filing for political office to disclose information about all sources of income over $1,000. One of the clients Bell did not originally disclose was BP, which paid his company more than a million dollars in 2011. The fine can be appealed to superior court within 30 days.