Hawaii Representative Romy Cachola is working on a deal with the state to pay up for questionable campaign spending.
The Campaign Spending Commission filed a complaint on May 7.
They say red flags went up in 2008 after Cachola spent $30,000 of his campaign funds on a Nissan Pathfinder.
Since then, he spent $22,000 more in gas and maintenance and another $12,000 on food, beverages and so-called public relations expenses.
Cachola's attorney says he's paid back $12,000 so far and plans to pay back a portion of the rest.
"There are more gray areas here than black and white. The black and white things we've accepted responsibility for and it's a good start," said Michael Green, Cachola's Attorney.
The spending commission says Cachola has also paid a $1,000 fine, but spotty record keeping is making it tough for them to know how Cachola spent some of that money.
They hope to finalize a deal in late July.