(KMOV) – A former St. Louis alderman has been fined $100,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission for improperly spending nearly $20,000 in campaign contributions on student loans, new clothes and other personal expenses.
In a letter sent to members of the media, she admitted to the Missouri Ethics Commission last fall that she used campaign funds for personal use during her time as alderman. She was one of the youngest to be elected in St. Louis City in 2007 and stepped down in November 2012.
"The serious allegations certainly speak for themselves, but we admire how Kacie took full responsibility for her actions and will address them with the Missouri Ethics Commission," said Maggie Crane, Director of Communications for Mayor Slay.
Now the Missouri Ethics Commission has fined her $100,000 thousand for a variety of violations, Including spending campaign money to pay for student loans, clothes, jewelry and spa services.
She can avoid the full fine if she pays 10 percent of it within 45 days. There are no criminal penalties.
Click here to read the full Missouri Ethics Commission documents.
The full letter is shown below.