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For Immediate Release
June 28, 2002
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton

 

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing nine more Administrative Fines cases with $27,425 in civil money penalties, bringing to 422 the number of cases made public with $541,345 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 0132
RESPONDENTS: Blockey 2000, Salvador Garcia, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (partial payment)

United States District Court, District of Nevada

Salvador Garcia, et al., vs. FEC, CV-S-01-0531-RLH(RJJ)

 
2. AF 0252
RESPONDENTS: Brad Carson for Congress Committee, Julie K. Carson, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $11,000 civil money penalty
 
3. AF 0289
RESPONDENTS: Loudoun County Republican Committee, Thomas E. Reed, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $775 civil money penalty (not collected)
 
4. AF 0291
RESPONDENTS: California Voter Guide, LeeAnn Fitzgerald, treasurer
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: Terminate the proceedings in this matter.
 
5. AF 0400
RESPONDENTS: Dewayne Graham for Congress Committee, Cecil V. Graham, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: Terminate the proceedings in this matter.
 
6. AF 0413
RESPONDENTS: David E. Duke Congressional Campaign Fund, Norman Neylan, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $0 civil money penalty

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

 
7. AF 0453
RESPONDENTS: Georgia Federal Elections Committee, John Kirincich, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $3,200 civil money penalty
 
8. AF 0497
RESPONDENTS: Friends of Dylan Glenn, James T. Dyke, Jr., treasurer
REPORT: Mid-Year 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)

(Penalty reduced from $8,000 due to level of activity on report)

 
9. AF 0501
RESPONDENTS: McNary for Congress Committee, Andrew N. Baur, treasurer
REPORT: Mid-Year 2001
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $9,750 civil money penalty (not collected)

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