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For Immediate Release
September 19, 2001

Contact:

Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton

 

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing seven more Administrative Fines cases with $9,479 in civil money penalties, bringing to 247 the number of cases made public with $316,622 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 0081

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

John Fee for Congress, John H. Crosta, treasurer (NY)

 

   REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$1,300 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

2.

AF 0110

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Jon Amores for Congress, Stephen M. Woomer, treasurer (WV)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$450 civil money penalty

 

3.

AF 0116

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Friends of Ron Packard, William L. Hardy, treasurer (CA)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

 

 

 

4.

AF 0120

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Bayne for Congress, Marilyn Kieffer, treasurer (IL)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$4,500 civil money penalty

 

 

 

5.

AF 0122

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Big Mack for Congress, Susan Jean Blake, treasurer (ME)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$79 civil money penalty

 

 

 

6.

AF 0128

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Cosgrove for Congress Committee, Thomas M. Roth III, treasurer (NC)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

 

 

 

7.

AF 0146

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Clark for Senate, Geeta White McMillan, treasurer (TN)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$1,350 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.

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