“MT Supreme Court upholds landmark campaign-finance verdict against Wittich”


The Montana Supreme Court Wednesday rejected an appeal from former state lawmaker Art Wittich in a landmark campaign-finance case, upholding a verdict that he accepted illegal campaign contributions in a 2010 state Senate race.

A District Court jury in Helena last year found that Wittich violated campaign-finance laws by accepting illegal, unreported help from several conservative political groups. District Judge Ray Dayton of Anaconda later ordered Wittich to pay $84,000 in fines and court costs.

You can find the unanimous opinion of the court as well as a brief concurring opinion at this link.

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