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For Immediate Release
November 6, 2003
Contact: George Smaragdis
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 54 more Administrative Fines cases with $94,027 in civil money penalties, bringing to 823 the number of cases made public with $1,118,286 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 960  
     
  RESPONDENTS: 15th District Democratic Party, Patricia A. Fedewa, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
2. AF 1023  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee, Merrill

C. Drew, treasurer

  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER Late
  PENALTY: $743 civil money penalty

 

CANDIDATE COMMITTEES
3. AF 655  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Akram for Congress, Inc., Nancy Scheuermann, treasurer
  REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
4. AF 994  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Barve for Congress Committee, Paul J. Benkert, Jr., treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty
     
5. AF 997  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Bill Martin Congressional Committee, Ted A. Little, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,125 civil money penalty
     
6. AF 778  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Bob Herriott for U.S. Congress, Jack F. Gamel, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $5,500 civil money penalty
     
7. AF 974  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Committee to Elect Frank W. Ballance, Jr., Joyce Bullock,

treasurer

  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $500 civil money penalty
     
8. AF 893  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Committee to Elect Ross Moen, Philip M. Parlett, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
9. AF 964  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Cynthia McKinney for Congress, Elyria Mackie, treasurer
  REPORT: 48 Hour Notices 2002 Primary Election
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $7,050 civil money penalty
     
10. AF 998  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Dan Blue Senate Committee, Walter C. Davenport, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $3,500 civil money penalty
     
11. AF 710  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Delay for Congress, John L. Przybysz, treasurer
  REPORT: Mid Year 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $275 civil money penalty
     
12. AF 771  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Dick Armey Campaign Committee, Mike Keeling, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,750 civil money penalty
     
     
13. AF 788  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Diedrich for Congress, Harvey C. Krautschun, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty

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

     
14. AF 966  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Dornan for Congress, Honorable Robert K. Dornan, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $825 civil money penalty
15. AF 973  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Enz for Congress, John R. McGowan, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $161 civil money penalty
     
16. AF 766  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Friends of Frank Thomas, Ronald Thomas, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $325 civil money penalty
     
17. AF 995  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Friends of George E. Irvin, Gerald P. Collier, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $316 civil money penalty
     
18. AF 713  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Giordano for United States Senate, Philip Giordano, treasurer
  REPORT: Mid-Year 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: Took no action
     
19. AF 968  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Iowans for Jim Leach, James L. McDonald, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $275 civil money penalty
     
20. AF 970  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Irma Muse Dixon Congressional Campaign Committee, Inc.,

Kenneth C. Pailet, treasurer

  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $550 civil money penalty
     
21. AF 668  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Jay Blossman for U.S. Senate, Philip W. Rebowe, treasurer
  REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $3,500 civil money penalty (reduced from $9,000) (not
    collected)
     
22. AF 967  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Jim Tso for Congress, David Michael Montenaro, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $240 civil money penalty
     
23. AF 963  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Oz Bengur for Congress, Paul J. Haviland, treasurer
  REPORT: 48 Hour Notices 2002 Primary Election
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $4,200 civil money penalty
     
24. AF 712  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Philip Lowe for Congress, Pat Jones, treasurer
  REPORT: Mid Year 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $11,875 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
25. AF 717  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. for Congress, Evelyn Turner Pugh, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $2,025 civil money penalty
     
26. AF 976  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Sean Mahoney for Congress, Ruth Griffin, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $531 civil money penalty
     
27. AF 892  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Syed Mahmood for Congress, Imtiaz Ahmad, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
28. AF 765  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Watts for Congress, Edward C. Preble, Jr., treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $4,225 civil money penalty

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES
29. AF 935  
     
  RESPONDENTS: American Furniture Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee, Russell B. Batson, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
30. AF 937  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Bank of New York Company Political Action Committee (BNY PAC), Thomas J. Mastro, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
     
31. AF 1015  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Bank of New York Company Political Action Committee (BNY PAC), Thomas J. Mastro, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $550 civil money penalty
     
32. AF 847  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Bi-County Political Action Committee (formerly Suffolk PAC), Ira Lamel, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,250 civil money penalty
     
33. AF 1016  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC-PAC), Arthur R. Collins, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,312 civil money penalty
     
34. AF 1017  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Cozen O'Connor Political Action Committee, George E. Sandone, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $700 civil money penalty
     
35. AF 741  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Elect Life, John Mawn, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: Took no action
     
 

36.

 

AF 943

 
     
  RESPONDENTS: Elect Life, John Mawn, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: Took no action
     
37. AF 1030  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Florida Rock Industries Inc. Good Government Committee, John D. Milton, Jr., treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
38. AF 1018  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Georgia Medical Political Action Committee, Roy Vandiver, MD, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,200 civil money penalty
     
39. AF 1031  
     
  RESPONDENTS: IUOE Local 542 Operating Engineers Political Action Fund, Robert T. Heenan, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,125 civil money penalty
     
40. AF 950  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Local 617 COPE Committee, Minnie McElroy, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
     
41. AF 951  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Maryland Association for Concerned Citizens Political Action Committee, James Berg, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
42. AF 744  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Mid Manhattan Political Action Committee (Mid PAC), Anton A. Weiss, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
     
43. AF 931  
     
  RESPONDENTS: National Italian American Political Action Committee, Vincent M. Lasorsa, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $3,600 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
44. AF 1033  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Political Action Committee of Focal Communications Corporation, Robert M. Junkroski, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
     
45. AF 732  
     
  RESPONDENTS: The Rally for Leadership Fund, Douglas Robinson, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,900 civil money penalty
     
46. AF 956  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Republicans for Choice, Ann E. W. Stone, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty
     
47. AF 1013  
     
  RESPONDENTS: S C Johnson & Son Political Action Committee (SCJPAC),

William H. Van Lopik, treasurer

  REPORT: Year End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $575 civil money penalty
     
48. AF 873  
     
  RESPONDENTS: St. Louisians for Better Government, Bernard Pasternak, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
49. AF 902  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Summit PAC, John Douglas Hardesty, Jr., treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $4,100 civil money penalty
     
50. AF 1021  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Supporters of Engineers Local 3 Endorsed Candidates (SELEC), Garland Rosauro, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $937 civil money penalty
     
51. AF 1022  
     
  RESPONDENTS: TECO Energy Inc. Employees' PAC, Chrys A. Remmers, treasurer
  REPORT: Year End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $937 civil money penalty
     
52. AF 959  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Thelen Reid & Priest Political Action Committee, William A. Kirk, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
53. AF 875  
     
  RESPONDENTS: United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices/Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Industry, Richard G. Frantz, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
54. AF 879  
     
  RESPONDENTS: White & Case Political Action Committee, Owen J. Gauvin, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

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