Jeff Sili violating campaign laws?

From The Free Lance-Star: Web sites investigated in Orange:

The Virginia State Police is investigating two Web sites that are named for Orange County Board of Supervisors candidates but turn out to criticize them.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Diana Wheeler called in state investigators to determine who posted the sites, which appear to be in violation of state laws that require that all campaign advertising disclose who’s paying for it.

Well, take a look at the following sites:

http://www.carolinefirst.org/

http://www.carolinefirst.org/about1.html

UPDATE: He has since added a disclaimer to this page, here’s a link to a Google Cache of the old version.

http://www.carolinefirst.org/specialevents.html

UPDATE: He has since added a disclaimer to this page, here’s a link to a Google Cache of the old version.

http://voteforjeffsili.carolinefirst.org/

Notice something missing from these sites, like who paid for them?

Well take a look at the WhoIs information for the domain from GoDaddy.com:

Registrant:
Susan Sili
205 Travis Street
Bowling Green, Virginia 22427
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: CAROLINEFIRST.ORG
Created on: 02-Feb-07
Expires on: 02-Feb-08
Last Updated on: 02-Feb-07

That would Jeff Sili’s wife, Susan, by the way.

Also, Sili’s campaign spent $570.00 for the website according to his campaign finance documents for this election!

So, where’s the disclaimer?

“Rules? What rules?”

pdficon_small PDF of two pages from Sili’s campaign finance reports.

2 Comments

  1. Andy says:

    My, my. Seems Silly has violated a lot of rules lately. Nothing will happen to him though. I hear that both CWA’s are afraid of her. Unless someone pushes the issue it will be skimmed over.

  2. TJ says:

    The info has been sent to

    Chris Piper at SBE and Barbara Cockrell at SBE.

    Chris apparently is in charge of campaign finance

    Chris.Piper@sbe.virginia.gov

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