For failing to file those reports, OCPF has assessed a $5,000 fine, the maximum allowed. In August, after Lantigua disregarded OCPF’s attempts to collect the fine, the agency turned the debt over to a private collection agency. Lantigua is personally responsible for paying the fine and cannot pass it off to his campaign organization.
Lantigua, who ran for mayor in 2009 and took office in January 2010, also has not filed two disclosure forms due since his 2009 mayoral campaign.
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