Seattle City Councilman Richard McIver used city money to pay a $1,000 fine levied by the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission last month after finding that he had given the appearance of favoritism in awarding city contracts to a longtime friend.
Ethics and Elections Director Wayne Barnett said he will return the money to the city’s law department, which issued the check. Tuesday, he sent a letter saying the fine is meant to be paid by the councilman with his own money, not by the city.
“It is absurd,” Barnett said. “It violates the public trust to pay the fine with public money. (source)
How do you fit those balls inside that suit?