Montana GOP Senate candidate’s office dropped fines against donor: report

The office of Montana state auditor Matt Rosendale, who’s running for the Senate in November, dismissed fines and dropped sanctions against a donor to his political campaigns, according to a report from the Montana Free Press.

Rosendale’s office dropped the fines and dismissed two of three allegations against Friedell LLC, a bail bond company, a day after the Senate candidate had met representatives of the company in 2017, the newspaper reported.

Kris Hansen, chief legal counsel for the state auditor’s office, which is also known as the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, told the Montana Free Press she had made the decision to end the longstanding legal action against the company.