[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/10/art.biden052109.gi.jpg caption="Joe Biden owes more than $200,000 to the Treasury, according to an audit."](CNN) – A day after the Federal Elections Commission slapped Joe Biden with a $219,000 fine for spending violations during his failed presidential bid, a spokeswoman for the vice president is calling the ruling “commonplace.”
"Some repayment is commonplace after presidential campaign audits and the repayment ordered here is relatively small,” said Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander. “Payment is due to the Treasury 30 days after the FEC issues its formal ruling and 'Biden for President' will comply with that."
In a report released Friday, the FEC said a mandatory audit showed the campaign had accepted contributions above the legal limit, failed to adequately pay for rides on a private jet, and issued several checks that had never been cashed.