Sunday, April 19, 2009

Old Main: Lying or Breaking the Law?

The Collegian reported this week that Old Main now claims that it didn't lobby against the Employee Free Choice Act last year, although its fourth quarter 2008 federal lobbying disclosure form clearly states that it did.  Which is true?  Well, it is against the law to file an incorrect form.
Whoever knowingly fails: (1) to correct a defective filing within 60 days after notice of such a defect by the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House; or (2) to comply with any other provision of the Act, may be subject to a civil fine of not more than $200,000. Whoever knowingly and corruptly fails to comply with any provision of this Act shall be imprisoned for not more than five years or fined under title 18, United States Code, or both.
Hence the option are that Old Main is lying now or it broke the law when it filed its lobbying report. My money, as you know from my previous post, is that Old Main is lying now. If they aren't they better revise the form tout de suite.

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