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For Immediate Release
November 19, 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 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.

 

1.

MUR 5075

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENTS:

(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)

 

COMPLAINANTS:

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

 

SUBJECT:

Disclaimer, fraudulent misrepresentation of campaign authority

 

DISPOSITION:

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

          [re: disclaimer]

(b-d)  No reason to believe*

          [re: disclaimer; fraudulent misrepresentation of           campaign authority]

 

 

 

2.

MUR 5111

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENTS:

(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)

 

COMPLAINANTS:

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

 

SUBJECT:

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

 

DISPOSITION:

(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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