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>> The official campaign group that pushed for Brexit has been fined and referred to the police for breaching spending rules. A watchdog said Tuesday, the Vote Leave campaign overspent by $660,000. In the UK, political campaigns have a legal spending limit of up to 7 million pounds or $9 million to ensure fairness and transparency.
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But the investigation found that Vote Leave gave over $800,000 to BeLeave, another Brexit campaign group that focused on young voters. They were working together but didn't declare it. As a result, Vote Leave has been fined $80,000. BeLeave founder Darren Grimes has also been fined. But Vote Leave said the commission had a political agenda and that the accusations were false.
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Britain leaves the EU in March next year, but the country remains deeply divided over whether it should leave or not.