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For Immediate Release
February 12, 2004
Contact: George Smaragdis
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
Kelly Huff
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 24 more Administrative Fines cases with $70,325 in civil money penalties, bringing to 911 the number of cases made public with $1,205,813 in fines collected by the FEC. 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 1036  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Democratic Party of Orange County FED PAC, James Pantone, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,125 civil money penalty

 

CANDIDATE COMMITTEES
2. AF 1052  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Barham for Congress, Christy Johnson, treasurer
  REPORT: 2003 April Quarterly
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $0 civil money penalty (Reduced from $5,500 due to level of activity on report.)
     
3. AF 982  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Bundgaard for Congress, Scott Bundgaard, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $3,500 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
4. AF 989  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Candice McElyea for Congress Committee, Robert Shindler, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
5. AF 555  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Comite Jose Hernandez-Mayoral Comisionado Residente, Inc., Luis M. Correa-Marquez, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2001
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
6. AF 992  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Committee to Elect Kutsch, Michael J. Kolan, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
7. AF 894  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Committee to Elect Madeleine Z. Bordallo 2002, P. June Terlaje, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
     
8. AF 991  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Committee to Elect Madeleine Z. Bordallo 2002, Madeleine Z. Bordallo, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,125 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
9. AF 990  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Donzella J. James for Congress, Yvette Burnett, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
10. AF 1054  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Ed Tinsley for Congress, Don Kidd, treasurer
  REPORT: 2003 April Quarterly
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $0 civil money penalty (Reduced from $6,500 due to level of activity on report.)
     
11. AF 996  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Eva Clayton Committee for Congress, Reuben M. Clayton, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
     
12. AF 1011  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Friends of Heidi for Congress, Jane Ostrom Millar, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
13. AF 971  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Friends of John Conyers, M. Mickey Williams, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $2,100 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
14. AF 1056  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Friends of Margaret Workman, Albert V. Mays, Jr., treasurer
  REPORT: 2003 April Quarterly
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,350 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
15. AF 986  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Jim Sullivan for Congress, Paul E. Disanto, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $4,050 civil money penalty
     
16. AF 980  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Keyes 2000 Inc., William Leo Constantine, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,350 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
17. AF 1045  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Marvin Scott for U.S. Senate, Frank L. Muzzillo, treasurer
  REPORT: 2003 April Quarterly
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $3,275 civil money penalty
     
18. AF 1055  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Mike Greene For Congress Committee, Joe T. Kelley, treasurer
  REPORT: 2003 April Quarterly
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $6,750 civil money penalty (not collected)
19. AF 1066  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Mike Greene for Congress Committee, Joe T. Kelley
  REPORT: July Quarterly 2003
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $6,750 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
20. AF 1049  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Philip Lowe for Congress, Pat Jones, treasurer
  REPORT: 2003 April Quarterly
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $16,625 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITEES
     
21. AF 1043  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Lockheed Martin Employees Political Action Committee, Stephen E. Chaudet, treasurer
  REPORT: February Monthly 2003
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $4,500 civil money penalty
     
22. AF 1044  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Lockheed Martin Employees Political Action Committee, Stephen E. Chaudet, treasurer
  REPORT: March Monthly 2003
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $4,225 civil money penalty
     
23. AF 1032  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Maryland Association for Concerned Citizens Political Action Committee, James Berg, treasurer
  REPORT: Year-End 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     

24. AF 954  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Political Action Committee of Focal Communications Corporation, Robert M. Junkroski, treasurer
  REPORT: 30 Day Post General 2002
  *LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)

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