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For Immediate Release:
February 7, 2001

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Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Sharon Snyder
Ian Stirton

 

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has recently made public its final action on 28 Administrative Fine cases. This release contains only summary information. Closed files should be read for details, including the FEC’s analysis of each case.

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.

 

1. AF 0002

 

RESPONDENT(S): Mike Ross for Congress Committee, W. Herman Brown, treasurer (AR)

 

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 3,200 civil money penalty

 

2. AF 0003

 

RESPONDENT(S): Richard Pombo for Congress, Randall Pombo, treasurer (CA)

 

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

PENALTY: $ 2,800 civil money penalty

 

3. AF 0005

 

RESPONDENT(S): Mary Bono Committee, Dana W. Reed, treasurer (CA) REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 2,725 civil money penalty

 

4. AF 0006

 

RESPONDENT(S): Committee to Re-Elect Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Dana W. Reed, treasurer (CA)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 500 civil money penalty

 

5. AF 0009

 

RESPONDENT(S): Mike Serabian for Congress, Michael J. Serabian, Sr., treasurer (MD)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 350 civil money penalty

 

6. AF 0021

 

RESPONDENT(S): John Coffey for Congress, John Coffey, treasurer (PA) REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 500 civil money penalty

 

7. AF 0022

 

RESPONDENT(S): Noble Willingham for Congress, Dawn M. Theure, treasurer (TX)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 1,200 civil money penalty

 

8. AF 0023

 

RESPONDENT(S): Dick Armey Campaign Committee, Michael Keeling, treasurer (TX)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 2,700 civil money penalty

 

9. AF 0027

 

RESPONDENT(S): Matthew Martinez Congressional Committee, Dr. Frank J. Alderete, treasurer (CA)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer

 

PENALTY: $ 900 civil money penalty

 

10. AF 0031

 

RESPONDENT(S): Citizens for Dwight E. Bryan, Eric W. Anderson, treasurer (OH)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer

 

PENALTY: $ 1,800 civil money penalty

 

11. AF 0033

 

RESPONDENT(S): Committee to Elect Jim Schmitt, Thomas W. Mack, Jr., (PA)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer

 

PENALTY: $ 330 civil money penalty

 

12. AF 0035

 

RESPONDENT(S): Bob Rovner for US Senate - 2000, Alan Fellheimer, treasurer (PA)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer

 

PENALTY: $ 900 civil money penalty

 

13. AF 0037

 

RESPONDENT(S): Ann Arbor National Political Action Committee, Joseph J. Cella, treasurer (MI)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 975 civil money penalty

 

14. AF 0038

 

RESPONDENT(S): Association of American Railroads Political Action Committee (RAIL PAC), Cassandra Henry, treasurer (DC)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 700 civil money penalty

 

 

15. AF 0039

 

RESPONDENT(S): Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc Employee Nonpartisan Committee for Good Government, Laura B. Asman, treasurer (GA)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 2, 600 civil money penalty

 

16. AF 0040

 

RESPONDENT(S): Dorsey National Fund, Eugene S. Holderness, treasurer (MN)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 1,350 civil money penalty

 

17. AF 0041

 

RESPONDENT(S): Fort James Corporation Political Action Committee FKA Fort James Good Gov’t PAC, Clifford Cutchins, IV, treasurer (IL)

REPORT(S) July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 650 civil money penalty

 

18. AF 0042

 

RESPONDENT(S): International Council of Cruise Lines Political Action Committee (ICCL-PAC), J. Michael Crye, treasurer (VA)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 1,200 civil money penalty

 

19. AF 0044

 

RESPONDENT(S): New Jersey State Laborers’ Political Action Committee/Laborers’ Political League (NJSLPAC), Robert S. Garrison, treasurer (NJ)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 2,700 civil money penalty

 

20. AF 0045

 

RESPONDENT(S): Spear, Leeds & Kellogg Good Government Fund Committee, John J. Griffin, treasurer (NY)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 400 civil money penalty

 

21. AF 0046

 

RESPONDENT(S): United Services Planning Association Inc PAC (USPA PAC), Martin R. Durbin, treasurer (TX)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 775 civil money penalty

 

22. AF 0047

 

RESPONDENT(S): Wine Institute Political Action Committee, Steven J. Gross, treasurer (CA)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 1,125 civil money penalty

 

23. AF 0049

 

RESPONDENT(S): BankBoston Corporation Political Action Committee, John A. Kahwaty, treasurer (MA)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer

 

PENALTY: $ 1,800 civil money penalty

 

24. AF 0051

 

RESPONDENT(S): News America Holdings Inc - Fox Pol Action Committee (AKA News America-Fox Pol Action Cmte), Angela McGlowan, treasurer (DC)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY:
$ 900 civil money penalty

 

25. AF 0055

 

RESPONDENT(S): Federal Managers’ Association Political Action Committee, R. Mark Gable, treasurer (VA)

REPORT(S): July Monthly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 300 civil money penalty

 

26. AF 0056

 

RESPONDENT(S): Sallie Mae Inc Political Action Committee (Sallie Mae PAC), Charles A. Colligan, treasurer (VA)

REPORT(S): July Monthly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 600 civil money penalty

 

27. AF 0057

 

RESPONDENT(S): Aventis Pharmaceuticals Products Inc. Political Action Committee, Don Zowader, treasurer (DC)

REPORT(S): July Monthly 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer

 

PENALTY: $ 900 civil money penalty

 

28. AF 0075

 

RESPONDENT(S): Steve Money for Congress, Elmer Hoffman, treasurer (OK)

REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-Primary 2000

 

*LATE/NON-FILER: Late

 

PENALTY: $ 325 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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