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

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 6 more Administrative Fines cases with $1,150 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,078 the number of cases made public with $1,457,270 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 1129

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Draft Clark 2004 for President Committee, George Otey, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Reduced from $4,500 due to the level of activity on report.)

 

 

 

2.

AF 1169

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Draft Clark 2004 for President Committee, George Otey, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Reduced from $4,500 due to the level of activity on report.)

 

 

 

3.

AF 1199

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Draft Clark 2004 for President Committee, George Otey, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Reduced from $5,000 due to the level of activity on report.)

     

4.

AF 1215

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Fleming for Congress 2004 (NY/17), Neil J. McCarthy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

5.

AF 1216

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Hostetler for Congress (PA/17), John H. Grab, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

6.

AF 1218

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Tashenberg for Congress (TX/10), Danielle Breaux, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Reduced from $6,875 due to the level of activity on report.)

 *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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