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D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander has been fined $4,000 for violations connected to her constituent services fund.

The Office of Campaign Finance found Alexander paid for a campaign robo-call with money from the fund and failed to report $4,700 dollars in expenditures. The violations each carry a $2,000 fine. The office released its findings Aug. 3.

But the council member was cleared of the more serious allegations contained in the original complaint filed against her, including an accusation that she accepted a reduced rental rate for her constituent services office from a former D.C. Council member and in return promised favorable government action.

Other claims were also investigated and dismissed by OCF.

Alexander in a statement says she applauds the investigation but will appeal the fines, noting that the robo-call was for a community event and not for anything campaign related.

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