Wednesday, October 09, 2013

So, is Ciraulo goung to do the right thing and get rid of the money?

This campaign money was illegally obtained.  What is Mike Ciraulo, running for re-election to the Battle Ground City Council, going to do with it?

Of course not. 
Gambling commission reprimands organizer of campaign fundraiser

Poker tournament benefitting[sic] Battle Ground Councilman Mike Ciraulo's bid operated without license

By Tyler Graf, Columbian small cities and schools reporter
Published: October 9, 2013, 2:11 PM
Organizers of a campaign event benefitting Battle Ground City Councilman Mike Ciraulo’s bid for re-election have received a verbal warning from the Washington State Gambling Commission for operating a poker tournament fundraiser without a license.
Restaurateurs Mike Galeotti and Russell Brent received the warning last week for holding an unlicensed “poker night” Sept. 14 at a wine cellar adjacent to the former location of Galeotti’s Restaurant at East Main Street. Between 21 and 24 people attended the event, which raised more than $2,000 for Ciraulo’s re-election campaign, according to a report released by the gambling commission.
Ciraulo was not named in the commission’s verbal reprimand. Instead, the report says event organizers failed to secure the license necessary to hold a fundraising event featuring card games.
The event was widely promoted on Facebook, where posts to the “Vote Ciraulo” page touted the fundraiser’s $50 poker tournament buy-in, complementary cigars from a local tobacco shop and “fine drinks.” But organizers ran afoul of the gambling commission after the agency received an anonymous tip about it last month.

No comments: