State Senator Cooper Appears Not to Have Disclosed Fundraiser

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Election finance officials say it appears state Senator Jerry Cooper did not properly report the transfer of $95,000 from a campaign account to a personal account.

Under state law, transfers of money between campaign and personal accounts must be clearly documented in regular campaign finance disclosure reports.

Cooper will have the chance to explain the lack of disclosure at the November 14th meeting of the state Registry of Election Finance.

If the registry finds Cooper failed to properly disclose transfers of campaign money, he could be fined.

An investigation was launched last month after the transfer was disclosed by an Internal Revenue Service agent who testified against Cooper in a fraud conspiracy trial in which he was acquitted.