HELENA, Mont. — A former Montana legislative candidate has signed a settlement agreement admitting that he accepted illegal campaign services from a corporation.
Pat Wagman has agreed to pay $19,599 by Oct. 1 as part of the settlement with Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan signed Friday.
The former state Senate candidate is one of nine Republicans former commissioner Jonathan Motl accused of taking contributions from the National Right to Work Committee during the 2010 GOP primary elections.
Only one of the nine cases is unresolved, that against former state House candidate Terry Bannan.
The rest have either been settled or resolved by a court order against a candidate. One went to trial, where a jury found that former Rep. Art Wittich coordinated his campaign and took illegal contributions from the anti-union group.