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State Ethics Commission Dismissed Complaint Filed Against The Glantz For Mayor Campaign

The Glantz campaign will have to file amended campaign finance documents.

According to letters sent to interested parties in one of two sets of complaints filed in connection with the 2012 Mayor's race in Creve Coeur, the Missouri Ethics Commission has announced it has dismissed

The decision, which came during the Commission's July 13 meeting and announced in letters dated July 16, came as the panel decided that "Mr. Glantz concealed his involvement in sending a political mailer against his opponent and that he concealed the employer of a campaign contributor were unsubstantiated," according to a letter sent to Councilwoman Rhoades.

Rhoades' complaint also took the Glantz campaign to task for the way it reported a donation by Garrick Hamilton, an attorney for the . Campaign finance documents indicated Hamilton's employer was 3G's Yogurt, and not the Koman Group. Glantz, acknowledged that he knew Hamilton was employed by the Koman Group. 

The commission's letters said its investigation "showed that these contributions were in fact from '3G's Yogurt, Garrick Hamilton'. There were no contributions received from Mr. Hamilton or the Koman Group, and the contributions were reported correctly."

The Ethics Commission did agree that the Glantz campaign would need to file amended contribution reports to reflect in-kind donations made by his own business and others to cover postage, envelopes and letters in support of his campaign.

An ethics complaint Glantz filed against his opponent in the Mayor's race, Laura Bryant, has not yet been resolved by the Commission.

Julie Allen, Executive Director of the Missouri Ethics Commission, was not available for comment Friday afternoon. Patch is reaching out to all parties involved in the complaint and will have reaction as the story develops.

Scott Simon July 25, 2012 at 09:45 PM
How ethical or credible is a government ethics commission that won't talk or be transparent?

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