According to the Virginia code (the law), using the Virginia state seal without the governor's permission is illegal. However, Mark hasn't been worried about breaking the law up until now so I don't think he's really going to worry about this crime either. A violation of this statute can result in a fine of not more than $100, or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or both. I hope Mark looks better in stripes than he does in his banner picture!
The Tate campaign is reckless, and if they stumble across the finish line on June 12, the residents of the 27th district can count on one thing, andthat will be a victory by Karen Schultz.
Update: It appears that all of Tate's legal problems have not come to light. I went back and read the Washington Post article from last week and found the following quote:
"Although some of the allegations have not been made public, Plowman wrote in a court document that money that appeared on one campaign spending report seemingly disappeared by the next and that Tate was writing bad checks, among other transgressions."
Although this insect is no lawyer, I believe bouncing checks is a crime if the perpetrator fails to rectify the situation. It will be interesting to see where this case goes from here.