Topeka, KS — Lobbyists for abortionist George R. Tiller’s political action committee, ProKanKo have failed to file mandatory monthly Employment and Expenditures Reports with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, making their lobbying efforts illegal during time periods in the peak lobbying months of February, March, and April of this year.
ProKanDo director Julie Burkhart, a Tiller media spokesperson, failed to file the required documents for two consecutive months, covering employment and expenditures over February and March. Lobbying while reports are delinquent is illegal. Burkhart’s documents had not been filed as of April 19.
According to two letters sent to Burkhart by the Governmental Ethics Commission:
As provided by K.S.A. 46-280, you have 5 days from receiving this notice to comply with the reporting requirements before a ten dollar ($10) per day civil penalty is imposed for each day the required report remains unfiled. No civil penalty shall exceed three hundred ($300). Also, there are criminal penalties for intentionally failing to file. It is unlawful to lobby when a current report has not been filed or is past due. Unlawful lobbying is a class B misdemeanor.
Another ProKanDo lobbyist, Jana Mackey, also received a notice from the Commission for failure to file the same documents for employment and expenditures in January.
“This is just another example of how Tiller and his cohorts continue to act like they are above the law,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “You can bet if pro-life supporters were engaged in illegal lobbying or any other illegal activity, it would be blasted everywhere and they would be quickly charged.”
A Grand Jury is in the process of convening at the behest of the community to investigate Tiller in the death of a Down syndrome teen last year after the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts closed its investigation against him when pro-abortion Gov. Kathleen Sebelius intervened in the case. Sebelius has received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Tiller and ProKanDo, leading the community to believe a political cover-up was in progress.
In another case, the county recently refused to file charges against Tiller for a hit-and-run on a pro-life pedestrian in spite of the fact that the incident was caught on Tiller’s own security video.
“The community is tired of this guy getting away with dangerous and illegal behavior,” said Newman. “As we have stated before, Tiller and his cohorts must be held to the same standard of law as everyone else. That is not happening in Kansas, and the people of this state deserve to know why.”