Ethics complaint lodged against social welfare group


State ethics officials have lodged a complaint against a social welfare group that engaged in Overland Park municipal elections this year.

They have filed complaints against two participants in the group Fresh Vision OP - president James Muir and treasurer Chengny Thao of Overland Park - for allegedly failing to register as a political action committee.

Violation of the law is a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $5,000 on a first offense. A hearing is set for January.

The group says it's a 501(c)(4) organization, a social welfare, or . . .


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