An ethics committee has cleared a Maine Senator who was accused of stealing money from taxpayers.
Republican Ron Collins was accused of double dipping by using campaign or PAC money to pay for expenses, then getting taxpayer money for those expenses.
Democratic Senator Justin Alfond accused Collins of getting money for hotel bills that were paid with unused money from his election fund, according to WCSH.
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The Maine Senate Committee on Conduct and Ethics voted 4-1 in favor of Colins.