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For Immediate Release
March 25, 2003
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 10 more Administrative Fines cases with $31,675 in civil money penalties, bringing to 519 the number of cases made public with $722,221 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 0246

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Robert W. Rock for Congress, Jeremiah T. Cunningham, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$4,500 civil money penalty (not collected)

United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Jeremiah T. Cunningham, et al. vs. FEC, IP 01-0897-C B/S

 

 

 

2.

AF 0563

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

McNary for Congress Committee, Andrew N. Baur, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

Year End 2001

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$1,575 civil money penalty (not collected)

(Reduced from $11,375 due to level of activity on report.)

 

 

 

3.

AF 0643

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Ross for Congress, Veronica McLeod, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2002

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$6,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

4.

AF 0657

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Republicans for Phil Bradley, R. R. Shealy, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

July Quarterly 2002

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$1,850 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

5.

AF 0670

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Ross for Congress, Veronica McLeod, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

July Quarterly 2002

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$5,500 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

6.

AF 0672

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Dub Maines for Congress, Joe M. Maines, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

July Quarterly 2002

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

7.

AF 0675

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association – Louisiana Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Political Action Committee, Mike Cazes, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

July Quarterly 2002

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$850 civil money penalty

 

 

 

8.

AF 0691

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

National Italian American Political Action Committee, Vincent M. Lasorsa, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

July Quarterly 2002

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

9.

AF 0700

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Raczkowski for Senate, Robert A. Bovitz, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2002

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$6,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

10.

AF 0763

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Helms for Senate Committee (2002), Judy R. Edwards, treasurer

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2002

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

Take no further action

 

 

 

 

 

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