Cozen Can't Forgive Pol's Campaign Debt: Pa. Appeals Court

Law360, Philadelphia (June 18, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Tuesday again rejected attempts by Cozen O’Connor to retire nearly $500,000 worth of debt accrued by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., during his unsuccessful Philadelphia mayoral bid, ruling that forgiving the debt would violate contribution limits under city election law.

Ruling that the limit placed on contributions to campaign committees under Philadelphia election laws applied equally to the periods before and after an election as much as it did during the election itself, the court found that Cozen could not forgive...
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