Finance Experts Testify In Manhattan Judge’s Trial

Business_Finance_57124Nora S. Anderson, a Manhattan Surrogate’s Court judge, was acquitted April 1st of filing false Board of Elections statements in her winning 2008 campaign.  Prosecutors said Judge Anderson intentionally filed false campaign finance reports with the city by indicating that $250,000 worth of contributions came from her personal finances.  Estate lawyer Rubenstein had deposited the $250,000 in Anderson’s personal bank accounts in 2008, during her bid for the bench. Anderson immediately shifted the funds into her campaign, claiming they were her own and, therefore, exempt from donation limits.

Finance experts in the case said many people are calling for campaign finance reform because the laws are more than 30 years old and vague.

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