SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco prosecutors won’t file criminal charges in the case of a property management firm accused of laundering thousands of dollars in contributions to Mayor Ed Lee’s election campaign last year.

Prosecutors have said there was insufficient evidence to support charges.

The case had centered around $4,500 in contributions to Lee’s campaign from employees and associates of Archway Property Services. Lee’s campaign returned the money after the newspaper asked about the donations and campaign officials notified prosecutors.

The newspaper said it had an email from Archway’s managing director who told donors to write a check at a fundraiser for Lee and they would be reimbursed for their contribution.

State law prohibits being reimbursed for a contribution.

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