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For Immediate Release
June 18, 2003
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 12 more Administrative Fines cases with $16,200 in civil money penalties, bringing to 602 the number of cases made public with $838,020 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 596
RESPONDENTS: Raczkowski for Senate, Robert A. Bovitz, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $4,200 civil penalty
2. AF 603
RESPONDENTS: Maximus Inc., Political Action Committee (MAXPAC), Glenn Yanis, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty
3. AF 630
RESPONDENTS: City Political Action Committee (CityPAC), Matt Mitzen, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
4. AF 639
RESPONDENTS: Hudson Valley Political Action Committee, Marilyn Enison, treasurer
REPORT: April Monthly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,350 civil money penalty
5. AF 642
RESPONDENTS: Montana for Johnson, Chris Bakwin, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-Primary 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty (not collected)
6. AF 659
RESPONDENTS: Keyes 2000, Inc., William L. Constantine, treasurer
REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
7. AF 661
RESPONDENTS: Briggs for Congress, Bret H. Rush, treasurer
REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)

(The committee filed a paper copy of report and it was required to file electronically.)

8. AF 669
RESPONDENTS: Montana for Johnson, Chris Bakwin, treasurer
REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)

(Penalty reduced from $1,800 due to level of activity on report.)

9. AF 678
RESPONDENTS: City Political Action Committee (CityPAC), Matt Mitzen, treasurer
REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $550 civil money penalty
10. AF 679
RESPONDENTS: Cohen & Grigsby Political Action Committee, James F. Cinque, treasurer
REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $350 civil money penalty
11. AF 692
RESPONDENTS: Salt PAC, L. Stuart Dungan, treasurer
REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,500 civil money penalty (not collected)
12. AF 704
RESPONDENTS: Skorski for Congress, Seth E. Shulman, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-Primary 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: Take no further action

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