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For Immediate Release
August 8, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 26 more Administrative Fines cases with $39,987 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,162 the number of cases made public with $1,566,985 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 1346

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Al Green for Congress (TX/09), William A. Lawson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$3,300 civil money penalty

 

 

 

2.

AF 1349

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Campbell for Senate (CA), Charles P. Zahl, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$5,250 civil money penalty

 

 

 

3.

AF 1376

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Committee to Elect William Vaden for Congress(TX/27), William R. Vaden, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

4.

AF 1345

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Chase Committee (MA/07), Nazmul Huq, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$100 civil money penalty

 

 

 

5.

AF 1354

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Clay for Congress.com (GA/06), Thomas Rogers, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty

     

6.

AF 1359

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Paul DeWeese for Congress(MI/07), Kevin Brownlow, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$3,500 civil money penalty

     

7.

AF 1344

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

John Kennedy for U. S. Senate Inc. (LA), William C. Potter, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$560 civil money penalty

 

 

 

8.

AF 1358

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

John McKinnis for Congress Inc. (MD/04), William L. Callahan, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Reduced from $900 due to level of activity on report.)

     

9.

AF 1343

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Mac Collins for Senate (GA), Wanda Tschudy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,475 civil money penalty

 

 

 

10.

AF 1353

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Saull for Senate (FL), Alice Thornton Stanley, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty (Reduced from $11,500 due to level of activity on report.)

 

 

 

11.

AF 1356

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Scott for Congress (LA/05), Stephen R. Furr, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty (Reduced from $2,700 due to level of activity on report.)

     

12.

AF 1350

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Sitter for Congress, Brad Tafoya, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$312 civil money penalty

 

 

 

13.

AF 1361

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Smith for Congress LLC (MO/03), Henry F. Luepke, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty (Reduced from $2,700 due to level of activity on report.)

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

14.

AF 1328

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Blue Shield of California Political Action Committee, Steven Sturman, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

15.

AF 1388

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Colonial Bancgroup Inc. Federal PAC, Harlan Parrish, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,575

     

16.

AF 1303

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Committee to Re-Defeat the President, David A. Lytel, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$480 civil money penalty

     

17.

AF 1330

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$9,000 civil money penalty

     

18.

AF 1389

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$10,125 civil money penalty

     

19.

AF 1380

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Empire District Electric Company PAC, Jay Williams, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$200 civil money penalty

     

20.

AF 1381

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

International Chiropractors Association – PAC, Gary L. Walsemann, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$520 civil money penalty

     

21.

AF 1382

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP PAC, Edgar H. Sims, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$155 civil money penalty

     

22.

AF 1260

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Political Action Committee, Deborah J. Arvesen, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

23.

AF 1391

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Plumbers Local 519 PAC, Phil Trucks, Jr., treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty

     

24.

AF 1305

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Southeast Anesthesia Associates Political Action Committee, H. Arthur McCulloch, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$425 civil money penalty

     

25.

AF 1387

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Southeast Anesthesia Associates Political Action Committee, H. Arthur McCulloch, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$375 civil money penalty

     

26.

AF 1385

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

U.S. Immigration Reform PAC, William W. Chip, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$135 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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