AssemblyA Democratic former Assembly candidate was arrested on Wednesday after she failed to disclose her campaign finances, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Board of Elections Enforcement Counsel Risa Sugarman announced.

“Knowingly and willfully failing to file campaign finance disclosure reports with the New York State Board of Elections is a crime,” Schneiderman said. “My office will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the public trust is not undercut by candidates for public office who fail to properly disclose their campaign’s financial activity.”

Michelle Adolphe is accused of not filing the legally required campaign finance reports in her campaign for Brooklyn’s 43rd Assembly district. She was arraigned in Albany City Court and later released. She was charged with three counts of misdemeanor knowing and willfully failing to file statements.

Adolphe is, by any measure, not a big fish: She finished third in a Democratic primary last year, having received 843 votes.

Still, Sugarman in a statement said it’s a matter of ensuring that political candidates disclose who and how their campaigns are being funded.

“Campaign finance disclosure ensures New Yorkers have confidence that their elected officials are serving them honestly and with transparency,” Sugarman said. “The public has the right to know who contributes to campaigns and how candidates spend those contributions. The Division of Election Law Enforcement will continue to work together with its law enforcement partners, including the Attorney General, to assure New Yorkers that violations of the public trust do not go unpunished.”

At the same time, the news of the arrest from the enforcement counsel and the attorney general suggests a cooperation between the two offices in pursuing the often neglected area of campaign finance law violations.