>> A key leave campaign group in the UK's EU referendum broke spending rules. Britain's electoral watchdog has fined leave.eu 70,000 pounds, or $95,000 US. The Brexit campaign was endorsed by Nigel Farage.>> One of the things I really like about this campaign>> And bank rolled by millionaire financier Arron Banks.
The electoral commission has even said it suspects criminal offences, referring CEO Liz Bilney to police. Their investigation reported a number of irregularities, namely surrounding leave.eu spending limit as an unofficial campaigner. The group is said to have failed to include at least 77,000 pounds in their returns, that would have taken them over the 700,000 pound maximum spend.
They also reportedly fail to report some services paid to US campaign strategy firm. As well as not correctly recording the receipt of three regulated transactions from Aaron Banks totaling 6 million pounds. Leave.EU has said it will appeal the rulings, and has already returned fire, calling the findings a politically motivated attack on Brexit and the 17.4 million people who voted for it.