According to board documents, the board stated that Toney violated campaign finance reporting laws when he had his campaign manager, Kim Leija, to withdraw $30,000. The board states in its filing that Toney reported the $30,000 as a payment to Leija.
However, the board noted that Leija was instructed by Toney to keep $15,000 for her work and to give him the additional $15,000 as a personal loan. Instead, because of taxes that would be owed to the government by Leija, she returned only $10,000.
The board states in its filing that Toney "knowingly and willfully failed to accurately disclose the purpose of the $30,000 expenditure contained in his Feb. 11, 2010 annual campaign finance report and again on an amended report filed July 19, 2010."
The board stated Toney's stated purpose of the $30,000 expenditure being for "campaign manager salary" was inaccurate.
According to state law, criminal penalties could be to six months in jail or up to a $500 fine or both. If the person is convicted of a felony count, he could face a fine of up to twice the amount of the expenditure or compensation or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years or both.