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Senator: Sanctions end case involving affair, campaign checks

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LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) — A state senator said Thursday that state sanctions should put to rest an ethics case involving checks from his 2010 campaign that were deposited into the bank account of a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair.

In a settlement with the state Ethics Commission, Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson received a public letter of warning and a $500 fine for failing to report campaign checks totaling $2,700 deposited into the personal bank account of Julie McGee in November and December 2010.

Hutchinson, who was married at the time and has since divorced, reported his actions to the Ethics Commission in November, after the Arkansas News Bureau reported the deposits and that the payments were not reported on any of Hutchinson's campaign finance documents, nor was McGee listed as a paid worker for the campaign.

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