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For Immediate Release
Julu 31, 2003
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 35 more Administrative Fines cases with $ 42,638 in civil money penalties, bringing to 640 the number of cases made public with $ 883,604 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 640
RESPONDENTS: Ducworth for Congress, David C. King, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-Primary 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,775 civil money penalty
2. AF 653
RESPONDENTS: Barcia for Congress, Stewart J. Reid, treasurer
REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,725 civil money penalty
3. AF 718
RESPONDENTS: Drobac for Congress, Albert E. Payne, III, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $950 civil money penalty
4. AF 719
RESPONDENTS: Hornberger for Senate, John K. Brown, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty
5. AF 720
RESPONDENTS: Ron Daugherty for Congress, Scott Lykins, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: Took no further action
6. AF 721
RESPONDENTS: Donna 2002 Congressional Campaign Committee, Carol Laban, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
7. AF 722
RESPONDENTS: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Political Action Committee (STS PAC), Robert Wilbur, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,188 civil money penalty
8. AF 724
RESPONDENTS: Composition Roofers Local Union #30 Political Action & Education Fund, Tom Pedrick, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $600 civil money penalty
9. AF 725
RESPONDENTS: Indiana BANKPAC – Federal, Kerry B. Spradlin, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $600 civil money penalty
10. AF 726
RESPONDENTS: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers of America (Local 169 Boilermakers PAC), John Vardon, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $450 civil money penalty
11. AF 735
RESPONDENTS: Patriot PAC, Audrey Mullen, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,500 civil money penalty
12. AF 738
RESPONDENTS: Celanese Americas Corporation Political Action Committee, D. Andrew Spathakis, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
13. AF 739
RESPONDENTS: Conservative Leadership Political Action Committee, David Fenner, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,500 civil money penalty
14. AF 742
RESPONDENTS: Florida Sugar Cane League PAC, F.D. Yancey III, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,500 civil money penalty
15. AF 743
RESPONDENTS: International Federation/Professional and Technical Engineers Legislative Education Action Program – Political Action Committee, Dolores A. Gorczyca, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
16. AF 746
RESPONDENTS: Supporters of Engineers Local 3 Endorsed Candidates (SELEC), Garland Rosauro, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
17. AF 755
RESPONDENTS: Condit for Congress, Stephen J. Kaufman, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
18. AF 757
RESPONDENTS: Ben Allen for Congress, Sanford Loyd, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $2,100 civil money penalty
19. AF 759
RESPONDENTS: Alexa for Congress, Cleophus Washington, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $600 civil money penalty
20. AF 760
RESPONDENTS: Handrahan for Congress, Patrick Macrory, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,050 civil money penalty
21. AF 761
RESPONDENTS: Barcia for Congress, Stewart J. Reid, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $825 civil money penalty
22. AF 762
RESPONDENTS: Bill Martin Congressional Committee, Ted A. Little, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $275 civil money penalty
23. AF 764
RESPONDENTS: Tom Sawyer Committee, Stanley Apple, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,550 civil money penalty
24. AF 767
RESPONDENTS: Battles for Congress, Gil Baird, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $700 civil money penalty
25. AF 768
RESPONDENTS: Christy Ferguson for Congress Committee, Kathleen H. Reavis, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $500 civil money penalty
26. AF 769
RESPONDENTS: Casey for Congress Committee, Richard Grasser, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $275 civil money penalty
27. AF 770
RESPONDENTS: Phil Sudan for Congress, Tracy M. Sudan, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $775 civil money penalty
28. AF 772
RESPONDENTS: Gerald Willis for Congress, Frances Willis, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
29. AF 777
RESPONDENTS: Friends of Ken Eggleston, Jacqueline Eggleston, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $0

(Reduced from $2,700 due to level activity on report.)

30. AF 779
RESPONDENTS: McCoy for Congress, John Kiernan, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $0

(Reduced from $3,500 due to level activity on report.)

31. AF 782
RESPONDENTS: Sean Mahoney for Congress, Ruth Griffin, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $9,000 civil money penalty
32. AF 786
RESPONDENTS: Borski for Congress Committee, Anthony Szuszczewicz, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty
33. AF 790
RESPONDENTS: Dan Hagood for Congress, Inc., James W. Sargent, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900
34. AF 794
RESPONDENTS: Harmsen for Congress, Roger B. Evershed, treasurer
REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
35. AF 803
RESPONDENTS: Ron Daugherty for Congress, Scott Lykins, treasurer
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: Take no further action

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