Weiner fined $65,000 in violations for 2013 mayoral campaign

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Campaign Finance Board has fined former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner nearly $65,000 for violating election spending rules during his failed 2013 bid for mayor.

The penalties were approved by the board Thursday.

Some of the penalties were for using campaign funds to pay for regular living expenses, including dry cleaning and personal cell phone service.

Other fines covered expenses that the board said were never properly justified as being related to the election, including payments to a consultant after the race had ended.

Weiner’s campaign derailed amid a sexting scandal. The Democrat resigned from Congress two years earlier for similar behavior.

He didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

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