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For Immediate Release
September 28, 2001

Contact:

Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton

 

COMPLIANCE CASES MADE PUBLIC

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has recently made public its final action on three matters previously under review (MURs).  This release contains only summary information. Closed files should be thoroughly read for details, including the FEC’s legal analysis of the case. (See footnote at the end of this release.) Closed MUR files are available in the Public Records Office.

1.

MUR 5143

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENTS:

Lauren Beth Gash for Congress, Barry J. Shapiro, treasurer (IL)

 

COMPLAINANT:  

Bradley D. Goodrich, Executive Director, Illinois Republican Party (IL)

 

SUBJECT:

Failure to file disclosure report timely

 

DISPOSITION:

Administrative Fine Program - See AF 0142

(Administrative Fines News Release dated 9/28/01)

 

 

 

2.

MUR 5192

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENTS:

Buchanan for President, Inc., Angela “Bay” Buchanan, treasurer (VA)

 

COMPLAINANT:

FEC Initiated (Audit)

 

SUBJECT:

Excessive contributions and corporate contributions in the form of stale-dated checks

 

DISPOSITION:

Conciliation Agreement: Respondents will disgorge to the United States Treasury $27,431 which represents the total amount of stale-dated checks.

 

 

 

3.

MUR 5201

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENTS:

Oakland Democratic Campaign Committee, David Woodward, treasurer (MI)

 

COMPLAINANT:

FEC Initiated (RAD)

 

SUBJECT:

Failure to file disclosure reports timely; failure to amend Statement of Organization timely; received contributions and made expenditures while the position of committee treasurer was vacant

 

DISPOSITION:

Conciliation Agreement: $12,500 civil penalty*

 *There are four administrative stages to the FEC enforcement process:

1. Receipt of proper complaint

3. “Probable cause” stage

2. “Reason to believe” stage

4. Conciliation stage

It requires the votes of at least four of the six Commissioners to take any action. The FEC can close a case at any point after reviewing a complaint.   If a violation is found and conciliation cannot be reached, then the FEC can institute a civil court action against a respondent.

 

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