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For Immediate Release
February 6, 2003
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 18 more Administrative Fines cases with $43,162 in civil money penalties, bringing to 501 the number of cases made public with $717,871 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 0492
RESPONDENTS: Norm Dicks for Congress Committee, Herb Simon, treasurer
REPORT: Mid Year 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: Take no further action
2. AF 0568
RESPONDENTS: Nortel Networks Political Action Committee, Mary Jo Dorr, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,375 civil money penalty
3. AF 0569
RESPONDENTS: Operating Engineers Local 12 Voluntary Legislative Fund, Steve Billy, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $850 civil money penalty

(Reduced from $3,975 based on a recalculation of the number of days late.)

4. AF 0571
RESPONDENTS: Titan Corporation Political Action Committee, John Dressendorfer, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $2,850 civil money penalty
5. AF 0574
RESPONDENTS: California Voter Registration 2002, Rita Copeland, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $8,000 civil money penalty
6. AF 0583
RESPONDENTS: Voters for Choice/Friends of Family Planning, Mary J. Collins, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty
7. AF 0587
RESPONDENTS: Voters for Choice/Friends of Family Planning, Mary J. Collins, treasurer
REPORT: February Monthly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
8. AF 0593
RESPONDENTS: Committee to Elect Trent Franks to Congress, Marsha Brooks, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $700 civil money penalty (not collected)
9. AF 0594
RESPONDENTS: Collins for Congress, Michael Salvin, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $625 civil money penalty (not collected)
10. AF 0595
RESPONDENTS: Kalogianis for Congress, Inc, Patricia Jones, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,200 civil money penalty (not collected)
11. AF 0597
RESPONDENTS: Eva Clayton Committee for Congress, Reuben M. Clayton, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $2,012.50 civil money penalty (not collected)
12. AF 0599
RESPONDENTS: Keyes 2000 Inc, William L. Constantine, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
13. AF 0609
RESPONDENTS: Asworth Corporation Political Action Committee, Edwin S. Roberson, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: Take no further action
14. AF 0628
RESPONDENTS: National Italian American Political Action Committee, Vincent M. Lasorsa, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)
 

 

15. AF 0631
RESPONDENTS: Conservative Leadership Political Action Committee, David Fenner, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $11,250 civil money penalty (not collected)
16. AF 0633
RESPONDENTS: IUOE Local 542 Operating Engineers Political Action Fund, Robert T. Heenan, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)
17. AF 0635
RESPONDENTS: R I Republican Party, Jonathan Wheeler, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,500 civil money penalty (not collected)
18. AF 0647
RESPONDENTS: MBNA Corporation Federal Political Committee, John W. Scheflen, treasurer
REPORT: June Monthly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: Take no further action

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