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For Immediate Release
August 23, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 8 more Administrative Fines cases with $84,070 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,170 the number of cases made public with $1,582,955 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 1102

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Albert Robles for Congress (CA/37), Anadelia Robles, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,350 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

2.

AF 1393

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Chris Dodd (CT), Frank Zullo, treasurer

 

REPORT:

48-Hour Reports - Connecticut General Election 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$6,300 civil money penalty

 

 

 

3.

AF 1115

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Honest Abe Hirschfled for United States Senate (NY), George L. Espada, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$11,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

4.

AF 1153

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Honest Abe Hirschfled for United States Senate (NY), George L. Espada, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$13,750 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

5.

AF 1188

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Honest Abe Hirschfled for United States Senate (NY), George L. Espada, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$21,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

6.

AF 1248

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Honest Abe Hirschfled for United States Senate (NY), George L. Espada, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$21,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

7.

AF 1392

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Robinson for Congress (NC/05), Vernon L. Robinson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

48-Hour Reports - North Carolina Runoff Election 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$4,170 civil money penalty

 

 

 

8.

AF 1395

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Salazar for Senate (CO), Dee P. Wiso, treasurer

 

REPORT:

48-Hour Reports - Colorado General Election 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$5,500 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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