New St. Francois County Recorder of Deeds Fined for Ethics Violations

(Farmington) The Missouri Ethics Commission has found St. Francois County Recorder of Deeds Jay Graf in violation of campaign laws and has fined him $3000.

Graf can avoid paying the total if he pays $300 within 45 days of the date of the order and avoids committing any more violations over the next two years.

The commission found that Graf failed to register a candidate committee with them for his candidacy for recorder of deeds.

He did not establish or maintain an official fund depository for his candidacy, nor did he report contributions or expenditures of his campaign.