LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Dennis Milligan has agreed to pay a fine and be issued a public letter of warning for violating campaign-finance laws.

LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Dennis Milligan has agreed to pay a fine and be issued a public letter of warning for violating campaign-finance laws.


Milligan signed a settlement agreement Wednesday to resolve a complaint filed with the state Ethics Commission by Little Rock lawyer Matt Campbell. The settlement agreement states that the commission found probable cause for findings that Milligan failed to report certain contributions, expenditures and disposals of assets from his 2014 campaign for office in a timely manner.


Campbell’s complaint also alleged that Milligan illegally gave jobs in the treasurer’s office to spouses of two state legislators; promised jobs in the treasurer’s office to people who aided his campaign; and used the Saline County circuit clerk’s office, property and personnel for his campaign for treasurer while he was circuit clerk. The Ethics Commission said it did not find probable cause that Milligan violated state laws in relation to those allegations.


The agreement notes that Milligan re-filed reports to correct the omissions. It states that he failed initially to report:


—In-kind contributions from Chad Brown in the form of graphic design.


—In-kind contributions from Gary Underwood in the form of video editing.


—$751 in expenditures for Facebook advertising made by volunteer campaign manager Jason Brady.


—Disposal of campaign assets including a $182 printer, a $1,043 iPad and a Bluetooth keyboard, a $334 guitar; and other items.


Milligan paid the $400 fine Wednesday, Ethics Commission Director Graham Sloan said.