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Public relations firm agrees to settlement with JCOPE

Mercury Public Affairs has paid a $20,000 fine for failing to file and for submitting incomplete and inaccurate filings over the last two years, according to a news release from the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

The fine was reached as part of a settlement that ended the investigation, which began when Mercury reported an error with their filings.

A copy of the settlement is available below.

The missing and inaccurate filings from Mercury dealt with its role as a retained lobbyist, a lobbying client and as a lobbyist on its own behalf. According to the release, Mercury has corrected its filings.

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Mercury Public Affairs-JCOPE Settlement

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