Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos says he's relieved the investigation into his campaign finances is over, despite the $70,000 fine against him.
Mihos says he's already paid half the fine — the largest penalty ever imposed on a candidate in Massachusetts.
"Look, I'm not happy about it," Mihos said. "I'm embarrassed about it. I wish it hadn't happened."
Mihos says he wasn't aware of some of the rules on use of credit cards and personal finances. The Yartmouth businessman spent more than $100,000 of his own money on his run for office.
"We didn't follow the technical letter of the law and we certainly paid a price for that," he said.
Mihos says he has no plans to run for state office again.
This program aired on August 13, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.