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For Immediate Release
January 10, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINDED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 18 more Administrative Fines cases with $23,571 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,038 the number of cases made public with $1,394,398 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.

CANDIDATE COMMITTEES 

1.

AF 1140

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Barrett for Congress (SC-03), Garrell H. Freeman, Jr., treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,775 civil money penalty

 

 

 

2.

AF 1141

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

DeMint for Senate Committee, Inc. (SC), Jeffrey J. Parker, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Runoff 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$8,700 civil money penalty

 

 

 

3.

AF 1148

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Frist 2000 Inc. (TN), Linus D. Catignani, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,275 civil money penalty

 

 

 

4.

AF 1137

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Hoosiers for Hardy (IN-04), Diana L. Davis, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

 

 

 

5.

AF 1139

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Joe Wilson for Congress Committee (SC-02), Donald H. Burkett, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

     

6.

AF 1145

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Nadeau for Congress (NH-01), Philip McLaughlin, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,700 civil money penalty

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES 

7.

AF 1171

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Colonial BancGroup Inc. Federal Political Action Committee (Colonial Fed PAC), Glenda Allred, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,125 civil money penalty

 

 

 

8.

AF 1172

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC-PAC), Arthur R. Collins, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,575 civil money penalty

     

9.

AF 1095

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

District No 4 – NMU/MEBA AFL-CIO Political & Legislative Organization on Watch D/B/A, NMU PLOW, Charles Stewart, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$340 civil money penalty (Committee misunderstood an email sent by the Commission which led to the report being filed late.)

     

10.

AF 1160

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Ferris (MI), Robert A. Boyce, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$106 civil money penalty

     

11.

AF 1161

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Indiana Dental PAC, Raymond M. Maddox, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$332 civil money penalty

 

 

 

12.

AF 1162

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Magazine Publishers of America PAC (FKA Magazine Publishers Association PAC), James R. Cregan, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

     

13.

AF 1163

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

NATSO PAC, William D. Fay, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$420 civil money penalty

 

 

 

14.

AF 1158

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Ohio Provider Resource Association PAC, Maureen Corcoran, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$205 civil money penalty

     

15.

AF 1166

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Regence BluePAC, R. Paul Warburton, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$168 civil money penalty

 

 

 

16.

AF 1170

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

SouthEast Anesthesia Associates Political Action Committee, H. Arthur McCulloch, M.D., treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

     

17.

AF 1167

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Steamfitters Local 475 Political Action Committee, James Higgins, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,500 civil money penalty

 

 

 

18.

AF 1168

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Western United Dairymen's Association Federal Political Action Committee, Tom Mendes, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$750 civil money penalty

 

*Late filers are those committees filing reports after the due date, but within 30 days of the due date and/or filing election sensitive reports after due date, but prior to four days before election. Non-filers are committees that have either not filed a report or filed a report after the parameters outlined above.   

 

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