Billionaire's PAC Admits Error, Seeks Refunds

The political action committee of Dallas billionaire waste magnate Harold Simmons admitted today that it messed up when it illegally donated $65,000 to candidates' campaigns in 2011. Based on recommendations of the Texas Ethics Commission, WCS-Texas Solutions PAC is calling all 18 lawmakers who received funds and asking them to give the money back.

"We are working with the Ethics Commission now to get into full compliance,” said PAC treasurer William Lindquist. He said the oversight that resulted in the violation was his responsibility. 

The admission came Thursday after Texans for Public Justice filed a formal complaint ...

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