WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has recently made public its
final action on one matter previously under review (MURs). This release
contains only disposition information.
||(a) Missouri Democratic State Committee,
Michael Kelley, treasurer
(b) Nixon Campaign Fund, John C. Lanham,
(c) Jeremiah W. ("Jay") Nixon
(d) Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, James Jordan, treasurer
||MUR 4831 John Hancock, Executive Director,
Missouri Republican Party /MUR 5274 Internal
||Excessive contributions; failure to
redesignate contributions; failure to file 48 hour notices
||(a) Conciliation Agreement: $16,000 civil
The Missouri Democratic State Committee (MDSC) violated the
Act by failing to report contributions earmarked for Jeremiah Nixon.
MDSC also violated the law by failing to forward the contributions to
the Nixon Campaign Fund (NCF). Finally MDSC violated the Act by making
excessive coordinated party expenditures for Nixon.
(b) Conciliation Agreement: $9,500 civil penalty
NCF violated the Act by accepting approximately $7,750 in excessive
contributions and failing to report its receipt of earmarked
contributions. NCF will exercise reasonable efforts to refund
contributions totaling $7,750.
(c) Take no action
(d) Take no further action
||DOCUMENTS ON PUBLIC RECORD:
||Documents from this matter are available
from the Commissionís web site at fec.gov by entering 4831 or 5274
under case number. They are also available in the FECs Public Records
Office at 999 E St. NW in Washington.
*There are four administrative stages to the FEC enforcement process:
|1. Receipt of proper complaint
||3. "Probable cause" stage
|2. "Reason to believe" stage
||4. Conciliation stage
It requires the votes of at least four of the six Commissioners to take
any action. The FEC can close a case at any point after reviewing a
complaint. If a violation is found and conciliation cannot be reached, then
the FEC can institute a civil court action against a respondent.
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