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For Immediate Release                                                                                 Contact: George Smaragdis
March 19, 2007                                                                                                         Michelle Ryan
                                                                                                                                   

FEC FINES 22 COMMITTEES $39,500 FOR FILING REPORTS AFTER DEADLINES

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has fined 22 political committees for a total of $39,500, in civil penalties through its Administrative Fine Program, bringing to 1,364 and $1,873,621 the total number of cases and fines collected by the FEC since the program began in 2000.

      The Administrative Fine Program has a two-fold 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.  Civil money penalties are 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) receive higher penalties.  Closed Administrative Fine case files are available in the FEC’s Press and Public Records offices.

CANDIDATE COMMITTEES

1.

AF 1245

RESPONDENTS:

Simon Pristoop for Congress Committee(FL/15), Stephen Ajhar, treasurer

REPORT:

 2004 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

No further action

2.

AF 1250

RESPONDENTS:

Regula for Congress Committee (OH/16), John Bikis, Jr., treasurer

REPORT:

2004 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

No further action

3.

AF 1415

RESPONDENTS:

Committee for a Better Future, Whitney Burns, treasurer

REPORT:

2005 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

No further action

4.

AF 1495

RESPONDENTS:

Anderson for Congress (AK/03), Melinda Milligan Wallace, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$5,100 civil money penalty (paid)

5.

AF 1498

RESPONDENTS:

Citizens to Elect Phillip Jackson (IL/01), Kirsten Rokke, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$300 civil money penalty (paid)

6.

AF 1500

RESPONDENTS:

Committee to Elect Matt Miller (OH/16), Don Eiserling, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (paid)

7.

AF 1503

RESPONDENTS:

Friends for Dix(IA/1), Matt Gronewald, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$9,500 civil money penalty (paid)

8.

AF 1504

RESPONDENTS:

Gilliland for Congress, Brian Gilliland, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty

9.

AF 1507

RESPONDENTS:

Kiser 4 Congress, Clyde Glenn Jones, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$2,700 civil money penalty (paid)

10.

AF 1515

RESPONDENTS:

Neree for US Congress, Roudy Thomas, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$380 civil money penalty (paid)

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

11.

AF 1259

RESPONDENTS:

Electric Power Supply Association Political Action Committee, Lynne Church, treasurer

REPORT:

2004 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty (paid)

12.

AF 1502

RESPONDENTS:

Florida Congressional Committee, Forrest B. Raffel, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$800 civil money penalty (paid)

13.

AF 1508

RESPONDENTS:

Liberty P.A. Pac, Troy M. Cassel, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (paid)

14.

AF 1511

RESPONDENTS:

Michigan Doctors Political Action Committee – Michigan State Medical Society, Scot Goldberg, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$1,125 civil money penalty (paid)

15.

AF 1513

RESPONDENTS:

MS Consultants Inc. Political Action Committee, Raymond J. Briya, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$400 civil money penalty (paid)

16.

AF 1514

RESPONDENTS:

Murray Energy Corporation Political Action Committee, Michael G. Ruble, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$975 civil money penalty (paid)

17.

AF 1516

RESPONDENTS:

Ohio Association of Mortgage Brokers PAC (OAMB PAC), Steve R. Clay, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty (paid)

18.

AF 1517

RESPONDENTS:

Republicans for Choice PAC, Ann E.W. Stone, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$4,050 civil money penalty (not paid)

19.

AF 1519

RESPONDENTS:

Rightmarch.com PAC Inc., William Greene, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty (paid)

20.

AF 1520

RESPONDENTS:

San Antonio Police Officers Association Political Action Committee, Robert Grajeda, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$1,350 civil money penalty (paid)

21.

AF 1522

RESPONDENTS:

United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association Fresh Political Action Committee (FRESH PAC), Robert Guenther, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$145 civil money penalty (paid)

PARTY COMMITTEES

22.

AF 1512

RESPONDENTS:

Monroe County Democratic Committee, Leigh Kegerreis, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 July Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$9,625 Civil Money Penalty (paid)

*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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