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For Immediate Release
April 22, 2002
[Corrected April 23, 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 51 more Administrative Fines cases with $60,284 in civil money penalties, bringing to 396 the number of cases made public with [ $503,159 ] 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 0238
RESPONDENTS: Committee to Elect Joyce Marie Griggs, Amir Toure, treasurer (GA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,200 civil money penalty (not collected)
2. AF 0378
RESPONDENTS: Blake for Congress Committee, James E. Solbakken, treasurer (CA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $531 civil money penalty (not collected)
3. AF 0379
RESPONDENTS: Tico Perez for Congress Campaign, Karl S. Palvisak, treasurer (FL)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: [ $400 civil money penalty (paid) ]
4. AF 0381
RESPONDENTS: Michael Coles for US Senate, Inc., David L. Balser, treasurer (GA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: [ $250 civil money penalty (paid) ]
5. AF 0384
RESPONDENTS: Robinson 2000 LLC D/B/A Robinson Federal Committee, Jack E. Robinson, III, treasurer (MA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
6. AF 0385
RESPONDENTS: YOB 2000 (Y2K), Keith Charters, treasurer (MI)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: [ $325 civil money penalty (paid) ]
7. AF 0386
RESPONDENTS: Hartnett for Congress, Margaret F. Romero, treasurer (MN)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $325 civil money penalty (not collected)
8. AF 0387
RESPONDENTS: Newinski for Congress, Richard C. Reiner, treasurer (MN)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
9. AF 0388
RESPONDENTS: Sam Bregman for Congress, Bruce F. Malott, treasurer (NM)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
10. AF 0389
RESPONDENTS: Sonny Zayas for Congress Committee, Melvin McClain, treasurer (NY)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty
11. AF 0390
RESPONDENTS: Reynolds for Congress, Roger D. Upton, treasurer (NY)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $500 civil money penalty
12. AF 0391
RESPONDENTS: Azinger for Congress Committee, David Dilley, treasurer (OH)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $350 civil money penalty (not collected)
13. AF 0392
RESPONDENTS: Brad Carson for Congress Committee, Julie K. Carson, treasurer (OK)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,500 civil money penalty
14. AF 0393
RESPONDENTS: Starr for Congress, Nancy E. Stout, treasurer (OR)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty
15. AF 0394
RESPONDENTS: DeFazio for Congress, Robert Ackerman, treasurer (OR)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
16. AF 0395
RESPONDENTS: Schwartz 2000 Committee, William H. Ewing, treasurer (PA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
17. AF 0396
RESPONDENTS: Kathleen for Congress, Todd Nilsen, treasurer (UT)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $350 civil money penalty
18. AF 0397
RESPONDENTS: Friends for Jack Metcalf, Frank M. McCord, treasurer (WA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty (not collected)
19. AF 0403
RESPONDENTS: Marta Macias Brown for Congress, M.S. "Stan" Tomlinson, treasurer (CA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: [ $900 civil money penalty (paid) ]
20. AF 0405
RESPONDENTS: King for Congress Campaign, James King, treasurer (FL)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
21. AF 0407
RESPONDENTS: Willie Logan for United States Senate, Ronald Thompkins, treasurer (FL)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $4,500 civil money penalty (not collected)
22. AF 0408
RESPONDENTS: Committee to Elect Joyce Marie Griggs, Amir Toure, treasurer (GA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
23. AF 0409
RESPONDENTS: Russ Francis for Congress, Russ Francis, treasurer (HI)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,500 civil money penalty (not collected)
24. AF 0410
RESPONDENTS: Carroll 2000, Brian K. Yomono, treasurer (HI)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)
25. AF 0412
RESPONDENTS: Troy Liggett for Congress, Troy D. Farmer, treasurer (IN)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $0 civil money penalty

(Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report)

26. AF 0416
RESPONDENTS: Friends of John Conyers, James W. Wise, treasurer (MI)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
27. AF 0417
RESPONDENTS: Kelley for U S Senate Committee, John R. Wheaton, treasurer (MN)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: [ $900 civil money penalty (paid) ]
28. AF 0418
RESPONDENTS: McNary for Congress Committee, Andrew N. Baur, treasurer (MO)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $8,125 civil money penalty (not collected)
29. AF 0420
RESPONDENTS: Sand for Senate 2000, Chad R. McCabe, treasurer (ND)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
30. AF 0425
RESPONDENTS: DiNizio 2000, Antoinette DiNizio, treasurer (NJ)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
31. AF 0431
RESPONDENTS: People for Royal Hart, Beyanne Hayden-Hart, treasurer (PA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $0 civil money penalty

(Penalty reduced to lack of activity on report)

32. AF 0432
RESPONDENTS: Jane Frederick for Congress, M. Malissa Burnette, treasurer (SC)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
33. AF 0433
RESPONDENTS: Paul Williams for Congress, Mike Mundy, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,250 civil money penalty (not collected)
34. AF 0434
RESPONDENTS: Moritz for Congress, Dr. Phillip J. Church, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $0 civil money penalty

(Penalty reduced to lack of activity on report)

35. AF 0435
RESPONDENTS: Garza for Congress Committee, Ricardo E. Calderon, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)

(Penalty reduced from $4,500 due to level of activity on report)

36. AF 0436
RESPONDENTS: Joe Vu for Congress Campaign Committee, Mary Wilkinson, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
 
37. AF 0440
RESPONDENTS: American Neurological Surgery Political Action Committee, Gary C. Dennis, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $275 civil money penalty
38. AF 443
RESPONDENTS: Columbia Energy Group Employees Political Action Fund, Vincent H. DeVito, Jr., treasurer (OH)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty
39. AF 446
RESPONDENTS: PH&S Federal PAC, John E. Pooler, Jr., treasurer (PA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $275 civil money penalty
40. AF 0447
RESPONDENTS: Public Service Electric and Gas Company Political Action Committee (PEGPAC), Mark G. Kahrer, treasurer (NJ)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $450 civil money penalty
41. AF 0449
RESPONDENTS: Utility Workers Union of America Political Contributions Committee, Gary Ruffner, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $675 civil money penalty
42. AF 0454
RESPONDENTS: Riverside County Republican Central Committee, Chris Rosebrough, treasurer (CA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $160 civil money penalty
     
43. AF 0456
RESPONDENTS: Yuba County Republican Central Committee, Marcia E. Meyers, treasurer (CA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty
44. AF 0457
RESPONDENTS: California Cooperative Creamery Federal PAC of Dairy Farmers of America Inc., Joe Duarte, treasurer (CA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $218 civil money penalty
45. AF 0459
RESPONDENTS: Eli Lilly and Company Political Action Committee, R. M. Davis, treasurer (IN)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: [ $3,500 civil money penalty (paid) ]
46. AF 0460
RESPONDENTS: Independent Action Inc., Ralph Santora, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)

(Penalty reduced from $2,700 due to level of activity on report)

47. AF 0461
RESPONDENTS: International Council of Cruise Lines Political Action Committee (ICCL-PAC), J. Michael Crye, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $4,050 civil money penalty (not collected)
48. AF 0462
RESPONDENTS: PECO Energy Company Political Action Committee (FKA: Philadelphia Electric Company Political Action Committee), Gary R. Buchmann, treasurer (PA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,350 civil money penalty
49. AF 0464
RESPONDENTS: Lehigh Valley Democratic Committee, Emrich Stellar, treasurer (PA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
50. AF 0465
RESPONDENTS: Libertarian Party of Illinois, Stevens I. Givot, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,375 civil money penalty (not collected)
51. AF 0469
RESPONDENTS: Republican Central Committee of San Luis Obispo County, A. C. Woodruff, treasurer (CA)
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)

*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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