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For Immediate Release
November 19, 2001


Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton




WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has recently made public its final action on two 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.



MUR 5075







(a)  John Glenning (PA)

(b) Casey for Congress Committee, Richard L. Eckersley,       treasurer (PA)

(c)  Patrick Raymond Casey (PA)

(d) Pennsylvania Democratic Party, James Byrnes, treasurer       (PA)



National Republican Congressional Committee, Donald F. McGahn II, treasurer (DC)



Disclaimer, fraudulent misrepresentation of campaign authority



   (a)   Reason to believe, but took no further action*

          [re: disclaimer]

(b-d)  No reason to believe*

          [re: disclaimer; fraudulent misrepresentation of           campaign authority]





MUR 5111







(a)  Greenleaf for Congress, James H. Shacklett III, treasurer       (PA)

(b) Citizens for Stewart Greenleaf, Joseph F. Morgan,       treasurer (PA)

(c)  Stewart J. Greenleaf (PA)



Marge Herrmann Sexton, Chair, Abington-Rockledge Democratic Committee (PA)



Failure to file Statement of Candidacy timely; use of non-federal funds in connection with federal election; failure to properly report contributions



(a) No reason to believe*

      [re: failure to properly report contributions]

(b) No reason to believe*

      [re: use of non-federal funds in connection with federal       election]

(c)  No reason to believe*

      [re: failure to file Statement of Candidacy]


*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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