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For Immediate Release
August 7, 2001

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Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton

 

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 40 more Administrative Fines cases with $45,675 in civil money penalties, bringing to 188 the number of cases made public with $247,393 in fines collected. In addition, there are numerous cases in various stages of the Administrative Fines process. Closed Administrative Fines case files are available in the FEC’s Press and Public Records offices.

The Administrative Fine Program, authorized by Congress in 1999 in response to a legislative recommendation made by the FEC (see News Release May 31, 2000), has a twofold purpose: to free critical Commission resources for more important and complex enforcement efforts, and to reduce the number of financial reports filed late or not at all. The Administrative Fines Program encompasses a range of civil money penalties set high enough to discourage committees from considering them an acceptable ‘cost of doing business’, but not so high as to be exorbitant.

Civil money penalties will be determined by the number of days late, the amount of financial activity involved, and any prior penalties for reporting violations. Election sensitive reports (reports and notices filed prior to an election) will receive higher penalties.

1. AF 0264
RESPONDENTS: Associated General Contractors of America Political Action Committee, Stephen E. Sandherr, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $600 civil money penalty
2. AF 0266
RESPONDENTS: Bancorp South Bank PAC FKA Bank of Mississippi Officers Voluntary Political Committee, L. Nash Allen Jr., treasurer (MS)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
3. AF 0267
RESPONDENTS: Bipartisan Voluntary Public Affairs Committee of PNC Bank National Association (PNCBANKPAC), Ronald E. Varmecky, treasurer (PA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $500 civil money penalty
4. AF 0268
RESPONDENTS: California Right to Life PAC, Chris Miller, treasurer (CA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
5. AF 0271
RESPONDENTS: The Democratic Foundation of the Desert, Oscar G. Armijo, treasurer (CA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $800 civil money penalty (not collected)
6. AF 0272
RESPONDENTS: Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Inc. Political Action Committee, Shane Schriefer, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $750 civil money penalty
7. AF 0274
RESPONDENTS: Federal Managers’ Association PAC, R. Mark Gable, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $675 civil money penalty
8. AF 0275
RESPONDENTS: Independent Electrical Contractors Inc. PAC (IEC Good Government PAC), D. L. Casey, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $775 civil money penalty
 

 

9. AF 0327
RESPONDENTS: National Cotton Council Committee, William R. Tracy, treasurer (TN)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $325 civil money penalty
10. AF 0328
RESPONDENTS: America Service Group Inc. PAC, Jean L. Byassee, treasurer (TN)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
11. AF 0329
RESPONDENTS: Americans for Sound Energy Policy, Gregg D. Renkes, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
12. AF 0330
RESPONDENTS: Prairie Leadership Committee, Pam Terrell, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
13. AF 0332
RESPONDENTS: American Concrete Pavement Association PAC (ACPA PAC), Valentin J. Riva, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
14. AF 0333
RESPONDENTS: American Crop Protection Association PAC, Jay J. Vroom, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
 

 

 

15. AF 0334
RESPONDENTS: American Meat Institute PAC, Sara J. Lilygren, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
16. AF 0335
RESPONDENTS: American Moving and Storage Association, Robert G. Drummer, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
17. AF 0339
RESPONDENTS: Association of American Railroads PAC, Cassandra Henry, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
18. AF 0341
RESPONDENTS: Burson-Marsteller/Young & Rubicam PAC, Peter Slone, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
19. AF 0343
RESPONDENTS: Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. Employee Nonpartisan Committee for Good Government, Laura B. Asman, treasurer (GA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
20. AF 0346
RESPONDENTS: Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Inc. Political Action Committee, Shane Schriefer, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty (not collected)
21. AF 0349
RESPONDENTS: Fight-PAC, Mark D. Rogers, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,000 civil money penalty
22. AF 0350
RESPONDENTS: Genesis Health Ventures Inc. PAC, Laurence F. Lane, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
23. AF 0351
RESPONDENTS: Holland America Line Westours, Inc. PAC, Larry D. Calkins, treasurer (WA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
24. AF 0352
RESPONDENTS: Ice Cream, Milk & Cheese PAC-INTL Ice Cream Association, Milk Industry Foundation & National Cheese Institute, Anne Devlin, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
25. AF 0353
RESPONDENTS: Independent Electrical Contractors Inc. PAC (IEC Good Government PAC), D. L. Casey, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
26. AF 0354
RESPONDENTS: Leadership PAC 2002, Pam Sederholm, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
 

 

 

27. AF 0357
RESPONDENTS: The Madison Project Inc. Fund, Timothy Teepell, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
28. AF 0358
RESPONDENTS: National Association of Mortgage Brokers PAC, Channing J. Nuss, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
29. AF 0359
RESPONDENTS: National Association of Wheat Growers PAC (WHEATPAC), Wayne Hammon, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
30. AF 0361
RESPONDENTS: National Utility Contractors Assn Legislative Information & Action Committee, A. William Hillman, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
31. AF 0365
RESPONDENTS: Outdoor Advertising Association of America Political Action Committee, Nancy Fletcher, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
32. AF 0367
RESPONDENTS: Rite Aid Political Action Committee, James Krahulec, treasurer (PA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $5,000 civil money penalty
 

 

33. AF 0368
RESPONDENTS: Rolls-Royce North America Political Action Committee FKA Allison Engine Company PAC, Michele H. McCloud, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
34. AF 0369
RESPONDENTS: Ryder Empls Political Action Committee (FKA Ryder Cmte Effective Government), Anthony G. Tegnelia, treasurer (FL)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
35. AF 0370
RESPONDENTS: Services Group of America PAC, Marke Greene, treasurer (WA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 20000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
36. AF 0372
RESPONDENTS: Sunbelt Good Government Committee of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Jeffrey Gleason, treasurer (FL)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
37. AF 0373
RESPONDENTS: SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Responsible Government Fund (FKA Crestar Responsible Government Fund), Brenda L. Skidmore, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
38. AF 0374
RESPONDENTS: Texas-New Mexico Power Company Responsible Government Association, Scott Forbes, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
39. AF 0376
RESPONDENTS: Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. PAC, James C. Cusser, treasurer (KS)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
40. AF 0377
RESPONDENTS: Western Pistachio Association Pistachio Political Action Committee, Dr. John Lake, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty

*Late filers are those committees filing reports after the due date, but within 30 days of the due date and/or filing election sensitive reports after due date, but prior to four days before election. Non-filers are committees that have either not filed a report or filed a report after the parameters outlined above.