Attorney says APOC is treating mayor unfairly

An attorney for the new mayor of Fairbanks says Alaska Public Offices Commission staff is treating him differently than the candidate he defeated in October.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- An attorney for the new mayor of Fairbanks says Alaska Public Offices Commission staff is treating him differently than the candidate he defeated in October.

Jason Gazewood, the attorney for Mayor John Eberhart, says APOC staff limited their investigation of election opponent Vivian Stiver but is conducting a wide-ranging investigation of Eberhart.
The APOC investigated both campaigns in regard to accepting money or services from corporations.
APOC staff has recommended Eberhart be fined $4,000 for use of phones and a photo copier at his former job, the Tanana Chiefs Conference, and for accepting catering from a catering company.
Gazewood says the campaign's use of Tanana Chiefs office equipment was incidental.

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