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For Immediate Release                                                                               Contact: Bob Biersack
June 12, 2007                                                                                                         George Smaragdis
                                                                                                                              Michelle Ryan

                                                                                                                                            

FEC FINES 47 COMMITTEES FOR FILING REPORTS AFTER DEADLINES

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has recently fined 47 political committees for a total of $77,908, in civil penalties through its Administrative Fine Program.  Most of the cases were related to 2006 disclosure reports filed with the Commission.  Since its inception in 2000, 1,411 cases have been completed and $1,951,529 in civil penalties have been collected by the FEC through the Administrative Fine Program.

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.  The Administrative Fine Program encompasses a range of monetary penalties set high enough to discourage committees from considering them an acceptable ‘cost of doing business’ but not so high as to be exorbitant.

Monetary 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.  For additional information about the Administrative Fine Program, please consult the Commission website at http://www.fec.gov/af/af.shtml.

This release contains only summary information.  Publicly available documents for completed Administrative Fine cases are available in the FEC’s Press and Public Records offices.

CANDIDATE COMMITTEES

1.

AF 1533

RESPONDENTS:

Maloney for Congress (NY/14), Clifton Maloney, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Pre-Primary

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$2,400 civil money penalty (paid)

2.

AF 1537

RESPONDENTS:

Canseco for Congress Committee (TX/23), Randy Blair, treasurer

REPORT:

 2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty (reduced from $8,000 due to the level of activity on the report)

3.

AF 1538

RESPONDENTS:

Citizens for Sherman Parker (MO/02), Joshua T. Campbell, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$190 civil money penalty (paid)

4.

AF 1539

RESPONDENTS:

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

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$187 civil money penalty (paid)

5.

AF 1541

RESPONDENTS:

David Pfeffer Campaign (NM), Asa Laws, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$100 civil money penalty (paid)

6.

AF 1543

RESPONDENTS:

Friends of Joe Nation (CA/06), Susan Rusche, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$340 civil money penalty (paid)

7.

AF 1544

RESPONDENTS:

Friends of Joe Ortega III for Congress (OH/13), Kathy M. Plavecski, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

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

8.

AF 1546

RESPONDENTS:

Green for Change (NY/10), Coraminita Mahr, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$135 civil money penalty (paid)

9.

AF 1549

RESPONDENTS:

John Konop for Congress (GA/06), Steve Stoll, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (paid)

10.

AF 1551

RESPONDENTS:

Sardo for Congress ’06 (CA/26), Charles M. Harker, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$160 civil money penalty (paid)

11.

AF 1553

RESPONDENTS:

Warner for Congress (CA/26), Jo Anne Haas, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$300 civil money penalty (paid)

12.

AF 1554

RESPONDENTS:

Zandstra for U.S. Senate Committee (MI), Gary Ellens, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$140 civil money penalty (paid)

13.

AF 1556

RESPONDENTS:

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

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$787 civil money penalty (paid)

14.

AF 1558

RESPONDENTS:

The Committee to Elect Jake Ford for Congress (TN/09), Sir Isaac Ford, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$2,400 civil money penalty (paid)

15.

AF 1560

RESPONDENTS:

IA Vets for Congress, Malea Stenzel, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$2,025 civil money penalty (paid)

16.

AF 1562

RESPONDENTS:

Mountjoy for U.S. Senate (CA), Peggy A. Mew, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$2,550 civil money penalty (paid)

17.

AF 1570

RESPONDENTS:

Coburn for Senate Committee (OK), Wade Stubbs, treasurer

REPORT:

2004 General Election 48 Hour Notices

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$33,170 civil money penalty (paid)

18.

AF 1574

RESPONDENTS:

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

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$1,350 civil money penalty (paid)

19.

AF 1578

RESPONDENTS:

The Byrne for Congress Committee (MO/01), Jill K. Huey, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty (paid)

20

AF 1590

RESPONDENTS:

Kevin Zeese for U.S. Senate (MD), John Otto Low, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$210 civil money penalty (paid)

21.

AF 1600

RESPONDENTS:

Tom Barlow for Congress ’06 (KY/01), Shirley J. Barlow, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$450 civil money penalty (paid)

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

22.

AF 1555

RESPONDENTS:

Agri-Mark, Inc. Legislative and Educational Committee, Harold Larrabee, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty (paid)

23.

AF 1564

RESPONDENTS:

National Association for Home Care Political Action Committee, Michaele N. Woods, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$290 civil money penalty (paid)

24.

AF 1565

RESPONDENTS:

Plumbers Local 519 Political Action Committee, Phil Trucks, Jr., treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$287 civil money penalty (paid)

25.

AF 1566

RESPONDENTS:

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

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$962 civil money penalty (paid)

26.

AF 1567

RESPONDENTS:

TERRIPAC, Brian Schiavo, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$1,350 civil money penalty (paid)

27.

AF 1569

RESPONDENTS:

United Assoc. of Journeymen & Apprentices/Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Industry Local Union 335, Richard G. Frantz, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 October Quarterly

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$1,200 civil money penalty (paid)

28.

AF 1573

RESPONDENTS:

The Air Transport Association of America Political Action Committee, Paul Archambeault, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$165 civil money penalty (paid)

29.

AF 1575

RESPONDENTS:

Allegheny Energy Inc. Federal PAC (Allegheny PowerPAC- Federal), Michael T. Kriner, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$750 civil money penalty (paid)

30.

AF 1576

RESPONDENTS:

Allete PAC, Aaron B. Davis, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty (paid)

31.

AF 1577

RESPONDENTS:

Armor Holdings, Inc. Political Action Committee (Armor Holdings PAC), John Backus, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty (paid)

32.

AF 1579

RESPONDENTS:

Chevy Chase Bank FSB Political Action Committee, Stephen R. Halpin, Jr., treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (paid)

33.

AF 1580

RESPONDENTS:

Committee for a Democratic Future, Gerald T. Weiner

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General, treasurer

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (paid)

34.

AF 1582

RESPONDENTS:

Council for a Livable World Candidate Fund, John D. Isaacs, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$1400 civil money penalty (paid)

35.

AF 1583

RESPONDENTS:

Croplife America Political Action Committee, Jay Vroom, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$160 civil money penalty (paid)

36.

AF 1584

RESPONDENTS:

District No. 1-PCD MEBA Political Fund (MEBA PAF), Bill Van Loo, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$1400 civil money penalty (paid)

37.

AF 1585

RESPONDENTS:

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. PAC (DTAG PAC), Pamela S. Peck, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty (paid)

38.

AF 1586

RESPONDENTS:

Food Products Association Political Action Committee (FPA-PAC), Calvin Dooley, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty (paid)

39.

AF 1589

RESPONDENTS:

Growth and Prosperity Political Action Committee, Joey Dobbs, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (paid)

40.

AF 1591

RESPONDENTS:

L A PAC, Irwin Levin, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$6,000 civil money penalty (paid)

41.

AF 1592

RESPONDENTS:

Local 401 Iron Workers Political Action Fund, Joseph J. Dougherty, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (paid)

42.

AF 1595

RESPONDENTS:

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. Political Action Committee, James A. Rosen, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty (paid)

43.

AF 1596

RESPONDENTS:

Road to Victory Political Action Committee, Christopher Hogin, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (paid)

44.

AF 1598

RESPONDENTS:

Tesoro Petroleum Corporation Political Action Committee, Matthew R. Chapman, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (paid)

45.

AF 1599

RESPONDENTS:

The Fred D. Thompson PAC, Suzie Browning, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

PENALTY:

$450 civil money penalty (paid)

46.

AF 1602

RESPONDENTS:

Utility Workers Union of America Political Contributions Committee, Gary Ruffner, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$3,000 civil money penalty (paid)

PARTY COMMITTEES

47.

AF 1594

RESPONDENTS:

Oregon Republican Party, Charles S. Oakes, treasurer

REPORT:

2006 12 Day Pre-General

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-filer

PENALTY:

$3,750 Civil Money Penalty (paid)

*Late filers are those committees filing non-election sensitive reports after the due date, but within 30 days of the due date and/or filing election sensitive reports after the due date, but prior to four days before the election. Non-filers are committees that have either not filed a report or filed a report after the parameters outlined above.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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