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Ethics commission drops case against activist they say violated lobbying laws

WNYT Staff
Updated: December 06, 2019 04:40 PM
Created: December 06, 2019 04:39 PM

New York's Joint Commission on Public Ethics has dropped its case against an activist it says violated lobbying laws.

JCOPE says Kat Sullivan used more than $5,000 to buy digital billboards and fly a banner over the state Capitol in support of the Child Victims Act.

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The commission stands by its argument that violated state lobbying laws and should have been reported.

Sullivan said she was acting on her own behalf after getting the money in a sex abuse settlement from Emma Willard.

JCOPE sent a letter to Sullivan this week saying it would take no further action against her.

Sullivan says she still wants an apology from the state and JCOPE.


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