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For Immediate Release
October 14, 2003
Contact: George Smaragdis
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 68 more Administrative Fines cases with $115,430 in civil money penalties, bringing to 769 the number of cases made public with $1,052,184 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.

 

PARTY COMMITTEES
1. AF 747  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Democratic Party of Orange County, Kyle Crenshaw, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $4,000 civil money penalty
     
2. AF 748  
     
  RESPONDENTS: 11th District Democratic Committee, Barbara Johnson, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
     
3. AF 881  
     
  RESPONDENTS : Democratic Party of Orange County FED PAC, James

Pantone, treasurer

  REPORT : 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY : $1,250 civil money penalty
     
4. AF 882  
     
  RESPONDENTS: New York State Conservative Party, Gerard Kassar, treasurer
  REPORT : 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY : $1,500 civil money penalty
     
5. AF 928  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Mississippi Democratic Party Political Action Committee, Audrey Seale, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $7,200 civil money penalty
     
6. AF 961  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Minnesota House DFL Caucus, Paul Rogosheske, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $4,500 civil money penalty
     
7. AF 962  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee, Merrill C. Drew, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $15,000 civil money penalty

 

CANDIDATE COMMITTEES
8. AF 756  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Mark Johnson for Congress, Dana W. Reed, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $700 civil money penalty
     
9. AF 883  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Lawrence R. Wiesner for Congress Committee, Lawrence R. Wiesner, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $300 civil money penalty
     
10. AF 891  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Rob Bishop for Congress, Christopher Larry Brown, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $7,600 civil money penalty
     
11. AF 897  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Joe Finley for Congress, Jeffrey Marschner, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty
     

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES
12. AF 470  
     
  RESPONDENTS: District Council 37, AFSCME Public Employees Organized for Political & Legislative Equality (DC37 PEOPLE), Eliot Seide, treasurer
  REPORT: February Monthly 2001
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: Take no further action.
     
13. AF 471  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Metlife Employees? Political Participation Fund A, Robert C. Tarnok, treasurer
  REPORT: February Monthly 2001
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: Take no further action.
     
14. AF 839  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Countrywide Credit Industries Inc. PAC (COUNTRYWIDE PAC), Sidney Lenz, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $406 civil money penalty
     
15. AF 842  
     
  RESPONDENTS: American Association of Physician Specialist Inc. Political Action Committee, Stephen A. Montes, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
16. AF 843  
     
  RESPONDENTS: American Century Co. Inc. Political Action Committee (aka American Century Investments PAC), William B. Bates, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
17. AF 845  
     
  RESPONDENTS: American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Political Action Committee, Bernard J. Dellario, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,250 civil money penalty
     
18. AF 846  
     
  RESPONDENTS: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Political Action Committee, Frederick T. Spahr, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
19. AF 848  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Cablevision Systems Corporation Political Action Committee, Sheila Mahony, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
20. AF 850  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC-PAC), Arthur R. Collins, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,500 civil money penalty
     
21. AF 851  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Davita PAC, Steven Udicious, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
22. AF 852  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Dewey Ballantine LLP Political Action Committee, Joseph Dowley, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
23. AF 854  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Florida Sugar Cane League PAC, F.D. Yancey III, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,750 civil money penalty
     
24. AF 855  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Forest Landowners Association Inc. Political Action Committee, Robert D. Sumner, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
25. AF 856  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union ? Political Education League, Joseph Mitchell Sr., treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
26. AF 857  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Good Government for America PAC, Frank Sadler, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $5,000 civil money penalty
     
27. AF 859  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Indiana Dental PAC, Raymond M. Maddox, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-filer
  PENALTY: $1,250 civil money penalty
     
28. AF 864  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Magazine Publishers of America PAC (Formerly ? Magazine Publishers Association PAC), James R. Cregan, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
29. AF 865  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Mantech International Corp. Political Action Committee, Terry G. Myers, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
30. AF 866  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Maryland Association for Concerned Citizens Political Action Committee, James Berg, treasurers
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
31. AF 867  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Financial Service Centers of America, Inc., Henry F. Shyne, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
32. AF 868  
     
  RESPONDENTS: National Health Corporation Political Action Committee, J.B. Kinney, Jr., treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
33. AF 869  
     
  RESPONDENTS: National Propane Gas Association Political Action Committee (PROPANE PAC), Richard Roldan, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
34. AF 870  
     
  RESPONDENTS: New Jersey State Carpenters Non Partisan Political Education Committee, Patricia Mueller, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
35. AF 871  
     
  RESPONDENTS: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Political Action Committee (STS PAC), Robert Wilbur, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,250 civil money penalty
     
36. AF 872  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Southern States Police Benevolent Association PAC Fund, Jack L. Roberts, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
37. AF 874  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans ? Employee Political Action Committee, Marsha J. Mahan, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
38. AF 876  
     
  RESPONDENTS: United Brotherhood of Carpenters/Joiners of Amer New England Reg Carpenters Legislative Employees Committee, Glenn Marshall, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
39. AF 877  
     
  RESPONDENTS: United States Marine Repair Inc. Political Action Committee, Kenneth Batson, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
40. AF 878  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Volunteer PAC, Dawn Perkerson, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $3,750 civil money penalty
     
41. AF 880  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Women?s Pro-Israel National Political Action Committee ("WIN PAC"), Joyce Ullman, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
42. AF 899  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Build America PAC, Joan Flowers, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $475 civil money penalty
     
43. AF 900  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Fund for a Better Future, Stephen J. Kaufman, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $825 civil money penalty
     
44. AF 901  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Prairie Leadership Committee, Pam Terrell, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $437 civil money penalty
     
45. AF 904  
     
  RESPONDENTS: 3M Company, Karen K. Martodam, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $400 civil money penalty
     
46. AF 907  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Cablevision Systems Corporation Political Action Committee, Sheila Mahony, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,600 civil money penalty
     
47. AF 909  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP Political Action Committee ("DSMO PAC"), L. Andrew Zausner, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $275 civil money penalty
     
48. AF 911  
     
  RESPONDENTS: KPAC, Jill Mellinger, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY : $3,100 civil money penalty
     
49. AF 912  
     
  RESPONDENTS: National Bank of Commerce Committee on Political Affairs, Charles A. Neale, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty
     
50. AF 914  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Office and Professional Employees International Union ? Voice of the Electorate, Nancy Wohlforth, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $312 civil money penalty
     
51. AF 917  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Prairie Political Action Committee, Michael Edward Daly, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $550 civil money penalty
     
52. AF 922  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Sheet Metal Workers Local 100 Political Action Committee (100 PAC), Robert A. Walter, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $625 civil money penalty
     
53. AF 924  
     
  RESPONDENTS: United Emp PAC, Central Louisiana Electric Co. Inc., Melissa Henry, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $300 civil money penalty
     
54. AF 925  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Women?s Pro-Israel National Political Action Committee ("WIN PAC), Joyce Ullman, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY : $375 civil money penalty
     
55. AF 933  
     
  RESPONDENTS: S C Johnson & Son Political Action Committee Inc. (SCJPAC), William H Van Lopik, Treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
56. AF 934  
     
  RESPONDENTS: American Bakers Association Bread Political Action Committee, Paul C. Abenante, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
57. AF 936  
     
  RESPONDENTS: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Political Action Committee, Frederick T. Spahr, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
     
58. AF 939  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Bi-County Political Action Committee (FKA SUFFOLK PAC), Ira Lamel, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,250 civil money penalty
     
59. AF 940  
     
  RESPONDENTS: The Big Tent PAC, Sylvia L. Nolde, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
60. AF 942  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Inc. Political Action Committee, Michele Famiglietti, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY : $2,700 civil money penalty
     
61. AF 944  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Florida Rock Industries Inc. Good Government Committee, John D. Milton Jr., treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
62. AF 945  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Florida Sugar Cane League PAC, F.D. Yancey III, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,575 civil money penalty
     
63. AF 946  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Indiana Dental PAC, Raymond M. Maddox, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,125 civil money penalty
     
64. AF 947  
     
  RESPONDENTS: IUOE Local 542 Operating Engineers Political Action Fund, Robert T. Heenan, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,125 civil money penalty
     
65. AF 949  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Laborer?s International Union of North America Local No. 17 Political League, Joseph R. Libonati, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
66. AF 952  
     
  RESPONDENTS: National Propane Gas Association Political Action Committee, Richard Roldan, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY : $4,500 civil money penalty
     
67. AF 957  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Supporters of Engineers Local 3 Endorsed Candidates (SELEC), Garland Rosauro, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
68. AF 958  
     
  RESPONDENTS: TECO Energy Inc. Employees? PAC, Chrys A. Remmers, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,125 civil money penalty

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