APOC Fines Bob Bell $390

Bob Bell. Photo from aksenaterepublicans.com.

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.


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Daysha Eaton is the News Director at KBBI in Homer. Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage. Daysha's work has appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", PRI's "The World" and "National Native News". She's happy to take assignments, and to get news tips, which are best sent via email. Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. She feels that public radio has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them to think about issues they might ordinarily overlook.