HELENA — Former Montana Rep. Dan Kennedy has settled allegations that he took illegal corporate contributions from a dark-money organization not required to disclose its donors or spending.
Kennedy agreed to pay $19,599 in an agreement signed Thursday with Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl. That is the same amount a jury found Rep. Art Wittich took in contributions from corporate groups affiliated with the anti-union National Right to Work Committee.
Kennedy and Wittich are among nine Republican candidates Motl has accused of taking illegal contributions during the 2010 primary election campaigns. Six of the nine cases have either been settled or resolved in court.
Kennedy represented a Billings district in the Montana House from 2011 to 2013.
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