wa-xgr–chopp-campaign finance

Speaker Chopp to pay $6,470 for campaign finance violations

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — House Speaker Frank Chopp will pay $6,470 in penalties and attorneys' fees related to campaign finance violations.The attorney general's office announced Tuesday that the Seattle Democrat has been assessed $3,480 in penalties, of which half is suspended as long as he doesn't have any additional violations over the next four years. Chopp also must pay $4,729.78 in attorneys' fees, court costs and costs of investigation.