Both complaints allege violations of the New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act and ELEC's regulations that were promulgated pursuant to that Act. Both complaints allege reporting deficiencies during the 2012 primary and general elections. While the allegations are too numerous to mention, Long is accused of filing a report that was due on April 23, 2012 on December 1, 2014 which is 952 days late. Derella is accused of filing a required report 1,115 days late.
Derella is also accused of accepting a "currency contribution" of $1,000 and contributions from Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) even though acceptance of cash contributions in excess of $200 in aggregate from any one source and acceptance of contributions from LLCs are disallowed.
Long, among other allegations, stands accused of making cash withdrawals in the 29-day period prior to the 2012 general election and also writing reimbursement checks totaling $5,600.29 to himself and a person named Marcus Wilson for services such as "lit drop street walk" and "phone bank, lit walk and canvassing." ELEC contended that Long and Wilson "were not the ultimate recipients of" the $5,600.29 and suggested that some of the funds were used to pay "street money" in cash.
These allegations are just that--allegations--and the ELEC has the burden of proving them.