Jul 11, 2015 10:23 AM

US Rep. Guinta hosting 1st town hall since finance scandal

The Associated Press

ALTON — U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta is holding his first town hall meeting since the Federal Election Commission concluded that he took $355,000 in illegal campaign donations from his parents.

The meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gilman Library in Alton.

In a settlement made public in May, the FEC fined the 1st District Republican $15,000 and ordered him to repay his parents. Guinta insists the money belonged to him because for years he contributed to and managed a "family pot" of money.

Guinta was first elected in 2010, lost to Democrat Carol Shea-Porter in 2012, then defeated Shea-Porter last year to take the seat back. He has said he will run for re-election next year despite prominent Republicans urging him to resign.


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