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For Immediate Release
April 9, 2002

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Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton

 

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 34 more Administrative Fines cases with $61,195 in civil money penalties, bringing to 345 the number of cases made public with $483,931 in fines collected. In addition, there are numerous cases in various stages of the Administrative Fines process. Closed Administrative Fines case files are available in the FEC’s Press and Public Records offices.

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 0183
RESPONDENTS: Peter Abair for Congress Committee, John J. O’Neill, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty (not collected)
2. AF 0249
RESPONDENTS: Friends of David Bishop, Garson K. Goldstein, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
3. AF 0263
RESPONDENTS: American Resort Development Association Resort Owners Coalition Political Action Committee, Sandra Y. Depoy, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $2,350 civil money penalty (not collected)
4. AF 0269
RESPONDENTS: Citizens for the Republic, Angela M. Buchanan, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $695 civil money penalty
5. AF 0286
RESPONDENTS: New York State Conservative Party, Gerard Kassar, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: Took no further action
6. AF 0297
RESPONDENTS: American Neurological Surgery Political Action Committee, Inc., Gary C. Dennis, MD, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
7. AF 0321
RESPONDENTS: Reform Party of Minnesota (FKA Independence Party of Minnesota) Kimberly K. Ehlers, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty

(Penalty reduced from $1,800 due to level of activity on report)

8. AF 0322
RESPONDENTS: New Hampshire Republican State Committee, Christopher Wolfe, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $12,000 civil money penalty
 
9. AF 0323
RESPONDENTS: Ocean County Democratic Committee, Patrick Sheehan, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $9,000 civil money penalty
10. AF 0324
RESPONDENTS: Riverside County Republican Central Committee, Chris Rosebrough, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
11. AF 0325
RESPONDENTS: San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee, Jo. M. Olchawa, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: The Commission waived $3,375 civil money penalty because the respondents demonstrated the existence of extraordinary circumstances that were beyond their control and a duration of at least 48 hours.
12. AF 0326
RESPONDENTS: Yuba County Republican Central Committee, Richard Webb, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty
13. AF 0336
RESPONDENTS: American Neurological Surgery Political Action Committee, Inc., Gary C. Dennis, MD, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $5,000 civil money penalty
14. AF 0344
RESPONDENTS: Commerce Bancorp Inc. - Political Action Committee Fed,

C. Edward Jordan, Jr., treasurer

REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
15. AF 0345
RESPONDENTS: Conservative Victory Committee, Leif E. Noren, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
16. AF 0347
RESPONDENTS: Eckerd Corporation Political Action Committee (ECKPAC), Gerald Thompson, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
17. AF 0348
RESPONDENTS: Elect, The Political Education and Action Committee of Alabama Farmers Federation, Douglas Rigney, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,000 civil money penalty
18. AF 0355
RESPONDENTS: Lincoln Club of Riverside County, Kathleen A. Daley, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
19. AF 0362
RESPONDENTS: Ohio Bankers Association Political Action Committee (Federal), Jeffrey D. Quayle
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: Take no further action
20. AF 0363
RESPONDENTS: Ohio D.R.I.V.E. (Democratic Republican Independent Voter Education) (TEAMSTERS), Dennis J. Vadini, treasurer
REPORT: 12 DayPre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
21. AF 0364
RESPONDENTS: ORBPAC (The Political Action Committee of Orbital Sciences), Marie L. Craft, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
22. AF 0380
RESPONDENTS: Randy Heine for Congress, George Shaughnessy, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: Took no further action
23. AF 0383
RESPONDENTS: Dave Treen for Congress, John S. Treen, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
24. AF 0398
RESPONDENTS: Brian Baird for Congress, Chris Crowley, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: Took no further action
25. AF 0422
RESPONDENTS: Ed Janosik for Congress, Ronald Cassella, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty

(Penalty reduced from $1,800 due to level of activity on report)

26. AF 0441
RESPONDENTS: AMERIPAC: The Fund for a Greater America, Janica Kyriacopoulos, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $400 civil money penalty
27. AF 0444
RESPONDENTS: Committee for Responsible Government of Temple - Inland Inc., Thomas T. Morgan, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $800 civil money penalty
28. AF 0448
RESPONDENTS: Sills Cummis Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross Federal PAC, Inc., William P. Rebarick, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: Took no further action
29. AF 0451
RESPONDENTS: Alaska Democratic Party Federal Account, Joelle Hall, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: Took no further action
30. AF 0463
RESPONDENTS: Women’s Campaign Fund, Lynn S. Martin, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $4,500 civil money penalty
31. AF 0472
RESPONDENTS: Transport Workers Union - Local 100 Political Contributions Committee, Edward F. Watt, treasurer
REPORT: February Monthly 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $3,100 civil money penalty
32. AF 0473
RESPONDENTS: Harry Browne for President, Inc., Perry Willis, treasurer
REPORT: April Quarterly 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,850 civil money penalty
33. AF 0475
RESPONDENTS: District No. 1 - PCD MEBA Political Action Fund (MEBA-PAF), Robert T. McFeeters, treasurer
REPORT: April Monthly 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
34. AF 0476
RESPONDENTS: Sallie Mae Inc. Political Action Committee (Sallie Mae PAC), Charles A. Colligan, treasurer
REPORT: June Monthly 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $600 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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