Hawaii Rep. Awana's Broken Record of Campaign Spending Fines

Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

State Rep. Karen Awana still owes $800 in fines for failing to keep campaign spending records and filing false reports dating back to 2008.

The four-term Democrat has $16,000 in her campaign account, which she could have used to complete the delinquent payments months ago.

But for whatever reason she won’t.

The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission has worked to help Awana bring everything up to snuff. But her lack of response — and the recent discovery of suspicious purchases — is expected to bring additional fines and legal action as soon as September.

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