Thursday, June 04, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Saturday, September 08, 2012
CSC: New Campaign Spending Violations by Kaniela Ing
By Andrew Walden @ 10:24 PM :: 7506 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

by Andrew Walden

Confronted by an impending deadline to respond to a campaign spending complaint filed by the Hawaii Republican Party, HD 11 candidate Kaniela Ing is now facing new troubles.

The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Friday named Ing as one of only two candidates statewide failing to report the expenditure of publicly provided campaign funds. Ing received $1895 from the taxpayers—an amount the GOP alleges was inflated by the use of illegal campaign contributions. But, according to CSC, Ing did not meet the August 31 report deadline and as of Friday September 7 still had not filed.

Also failing to file according to CSC, Honolulu Council candidate Sy Cullen.

According to Tony Baldomero, Associate Director of the Campaign Spending Commission, fines run up to $50 per day for the first seven days and $200 per day thereafter. As of Monday, Ing and Cullen will each owe as much as $950 in fines.  Cullen did not win his primary, but, according to Baldomero, Ing will be barred from receiving additional public funding until the report is filed and the fines are paid.

Ing’s latest troubles come on top of up to $14,000 in fines and potential felony charges stemming from the GOP’s August 24 complaint. Ing’s alleged violations include:

  • use of illegal campaign contributions to obtain public funding,
  • Mr. Ing taking over $5,900 in cash from his own Committee without appropriate receipts or descriptions,
  • holding multiple fundraisers without the required notices, and
  • failing to report expenses for fundraisers.

On his Facebook page, Ing responded to the Campaign Spending allegations claiming: "This is not a campaign where the candidate invites developer and lobbyist friends to a restaurant for $500 donations.”

Ironically, the first allegedly illegal Ing fundraiser cited in the GOP complaint was held at the Pacific Club – center of old boys and old money in downtown Honolulu. And according to CSC reports, Ing contributors include Hawaii Electric Registered Lobbyist Robbie Alm and Solar City Registered Lobbyist Jon C Yoshimura. Yoshimura, a former Honolulu Council Chair who temporarily lost his law license in 2001 after lying about a drunk-driving hit and run accident, is now a pro-rail candidate for the Honolulu County Council District 6.




TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

808 State Update AM940


ACA Signups Hawaii



Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii



Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust 

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube


Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes


Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii


National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii