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Vic council candidate fined over funding

By AAP Newswire

A former Melbourne council candidate has been fined after he failed to disclose campaign funding information.

Ha Dang Quach, who ran in the 2016 Greater Dandenong election, was convicted and handed a $800 fine after admitting he failed to give a campaign donation return within 40 days of the election.

He was also ordered to pay $1750 in costs after he pleaded guilty to the offence, prosecuted by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate, in Dandenong Magistrates Court on Thursday.