1. If you check his December 1998 campaign disclosure, you will find $800 missing from his report. On one page he clearly lists a subtotal of $3,950 in contributions, but only gives a total of $3,150.
That wouldn’t be important. Except, in July 2000, Mr. Cagle has to refile his reports to settle an Ethics Commission Complaint. (Missing information)
When he files the amended report, he does not correct the mistake. In fact, who ever writes the figure seems to have a little problem writing it clearly. They’ve drawn over the numbers several times.
2. IF, and this is a big if, Cagle mixes his campaign checking account with his business checking account or his personal account, he has spent this money without any accounting for how it was spent.
3. Cagle may have an interest bearing checking account. If so, he is keeping the interest from his Senate campaign account as personal income.
4. Cagle was the Chairman of the Board, Southern Heritage Bank, in December 1998 and July 2000. If a bank teller had made this type of error, they would have been terminated.
I don’t know if this is election changing information, but it was e-mailed to me so I wanted to put it out there and get your thoughts on it.