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Mon., May 24, 2010, 9:16 a.m.

Head of campaign group identified

The Idaho Secretary of State's office has determined that Jonathan Haines of Idaho Falls, a former employee of Melaleuca Inc., is the chairman of "Idaho Citizens for Justice," an unregistered group that launched a campaign attack against an Idaho Supreme Court candidate over the weekend. "They're going to have a report in by noon today," reported Tim Hurst, chief deputy secretary of state. "He said he'd get the reports in today. ... So then we'll determine what we're going to do." The group faces possible fines of up to $50 a day for not filing with the state, plus additional civil penalties; political action committees that raise and spend $500 or more are required to register with the state, disclose their sources of funding, and report all last-minute contributions in the run-up to the election within 48 hours.

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