CARSON CITY — A former Republican assemblywoman in Nevada is being accused of illegally keeping unspent campaign money and then disposing of it improperly.
The complaint filed Wednesday by a Democratic activist accuses Heidi Gansert of Reno of keeping more than $100,000 in unused campaign funds after she left office in November 2010.
It claims that nine months later she gave the bulk of the funds, nearly $74,000, to her own political action committee, which then made donations to Republican candidates in the 2012 election.
Under Nevada law, public officers who do not seek re-election are supposed to dispose of unused funds within about two months. It also restricts how those funds are distributed.
The complaint was filed with the secretary of state’s office.
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