He will pay an additional $40,000 to the Oklahoma State Election Board to cover the cost of the special election to fill his vacant seat. The special primary election for the Senate District 45 seat is Aug. 8. The special general election is Nov. 14. He will pay $10,000 to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission for the costs of its investigation of him. He will donate any money left in his 2016 campaign account to the state general revenue fund.
Did prosecutors want him silenced? I would expect so. We'll see if it works. A real advocate doesn't require a stipend for his patriotism & speeches.
Is the penalty extreme? Well, if you personally pocketed over $100k, paying it all back is a reasonable expectation. Kyle's family was going through a lot and it appears that he failed to be circumspect in all areas. In some personal aspects, Kyle D. Loveless will always be my hero. But in other ways, he does not want to be an example of how to manage financial duties.
He's now going to focus on being a committed father of some precious kids. And he has a legendary family business to continue operating.
I hope he stays a vocal citizen for govt. reform.
Read the full report at the Oklahoman.
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