Anti-casino groups fined $75,000 over campaign reports — Arizona Republic

Two Glendale political groups that oppose a West Valley tribal casino were fined $75,000 earlier this month for four campaign finance violations.

Glendale City Attorney Michael Bailey, in response to a citizen complaint, determined that the aligned groups Respect the Promise and Neighbors for a Better Glendale failed to report campaign donations or expenditures of $10,000 or more in April and August of this year. State law requires the filings to ensure citizens know who is supporting a political cause.

The Gila River Indian Community donated $157,471 to Neighbors for a Better Glendale between June 1 and Aug. 14, according to city records.

The tribe and the two Glendale political groups oppose a competing casino the Tohono O’odham Nation plans to build southeast of Loop 101 and Northern Avenue.

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