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For Immediate Release
March 28, 2006
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing three more Administrative Fines cases with $6,900 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1261 the number of cases made public with $1,691,998 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 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 1179

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Blair Mathies for congress (NY/03), Edward Scott, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$5,000 civil money penalty

     

2.

AF 1372

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Morris Meyer for Congress (TX/06), Bryan Hartmann, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty

PARTY COMMITTEES

3.

AF 1197

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee, Myra Stiles, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,650 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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