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For Immediate Release
September 30, 2003
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 48 more Administrative Fines cases with $ 73,500 in civil money penalties, bringing to 701 the number of cases made public with $ 936,754 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.

 

PARTY COMMITTEES
1. AF 689  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Massachusetts Green Party Federal Election Fund, Daniel Corrigan, treasurer
  REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $550 civil money penalty
     
2. AF 750  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee, Merrill C. Drew, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,250 civil money penalty

(Reduced from $5,000 due to level of activity on report.)

 

CANDIDATE COMMITTEES
3. AF 716  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Lawrence R. Wiesner for Congress Committee, Lawrence R. Wiesner, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $300 civil money penalty
     
4. AF 753  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Friends of Sam Martinez, Dr. Brian M. Gabbert, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: Took no further action
     
5. AF 754  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Larry King for Congress, Ralph E. Hughes, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,400 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
6. AF 774  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Briggs for Congress, Bret H. Rush, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
7. AF 776  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Jim Sullivan for Congress, Paul E. DiSanto, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
8. AF 784  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Ross for Congress, Veronica McLeod, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $6,875 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
9. AF 787  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Republicans for Phil Bradley, R. R. Shealy, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
10. AF 791  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Dub Maines for Congress, Joe M. Maines, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
11. AF 797  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Syed Mahmood for Congress, Imtiaz Ahmad, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $325 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
12. AF 798  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Kendrick Meek for Congress, Anthony Brunson, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
     
13. AF 799  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Joe Finley for Congress, Jeffrey Marschner, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $975 civil money penalty
     
14. AF 802  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Committee to Elect Madeleine Z. Bordallo 2002, P. June Terlaje, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
 

   
15. AF 804  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Meeks for Congress, Joan E. Flowers, Esq., treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,500 civil money penalty
     
16. AF 805  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Hornberger for Senate, John K. Brown, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
17. AF 806  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Donna 2002 Congressional Campaign Committee, Carol Laban, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,250 civil money penalty

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES
18. AF 727  
     
  RESPONDENTS: IUPAT Member and Family Fundraising PC Account, George Galis, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty
     
19. AF 728  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Operating Engineers Local #649 Political Action Committee, Robert D. Markham treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
     
20. AF 729  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Rogers Group Inc. Political Action Committee, Lauri D. Chaudoin, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,050 civil money penalty
     
21. AF 730  
     
  RESPONDENTS: TECO Energy Inc Employees? PAC, Robin J. Hastings, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $1,100 civil money penalty
     
22. AF 734  
     
  RESPONDENTS: National Italian American Political Action Committee, Vincent M. Lasorsa, treasurer
  REPORT: October Quarterly 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $3,500 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
23. AF 807  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Level 3 Communications Inc. Political Action Committee, James Pribyl, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Late
  PENALTY: $375 civil money penalty
     
24. AF 808  
     
  RESPONDENTS: American Financial Services Ass?n PAC (Formerly ? National Consumer Finance Ass?n PAC), George S. McElwee, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
25. AF 809  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Appraisal Institute Political Action Committee, Donald E. Kelly, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
26. AF 810  
     
  RESPONDENTS: BUSPAC ? Political Action Committee of the American Bus Association, Eric Braendel, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
27. AF 811  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Calfee Halter/Green Fund for Good Government, Marc Oberdorff, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
28. AF 814  
     
  RESPONDENTS: District Council 37 AFSCME Public Employees Organized for Pol & Leg Equality, Eliot Seide, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $3,000 civil money penalty
     
29. AF 815  
     
  RESPONDENTS: EDS Political Action Committee, William R. Sweeney, Jr., treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
30. AF 816  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Energy Political Action Committee of the TXU Corp, Jacob Gonzales, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
31. AF 817  
     
  RESPONDENTS: First National of Nebraska PAC, Anna Castner, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
32. AF 819  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Greenberg, Traurig, Hoffman, Lipoff, Rosen & Quentel, P A Political Action Committee, Clifford A. Schulman, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
33. AF 820  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Independent Insurance Agents of America Political Action Committee (INSURPAC), Robert Rusbuldt, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-filer
  PENALTY: $3,000 civil money penalty
     
34. AF 822  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Leadership in the New Century (LINC PAC), William Oldaker, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
35. AF 823  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Local 401 Ironworkers Political Action Fund, Joseph J. Dougherty, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
36. AF 825  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Medtronic, Inc. Medical Technology Fund, Gary L. Ellis, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
37. AF 826  
     
  RESPONDENTS: 3M Company, Karen K. Martodam, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
38. AF 828  
     
  RESPONDENTS: National Pest Control Association Political Action Committee, Robert M. Rosenberg, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,250 civil money penalty
     
39. AF 829  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Nationwide Political Participation Committee, Carol Dove, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
40. AF 830  
     
  RESPONDENTS: NCR Corporation Citizenship Fund, Philip D. Servidea, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
41. AF 831  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Northwest Airlines Political Action Committee, Diane Martell, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
     
42. AF 832  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Oldcastle Materials Inc. PAC, Steven O. Palmer, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
43. AF 833  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Philadelphia Suburban Corporation H20 PAC, David E. Wilson, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
44. AF 834  
     
  RESPONDENTS: T- Mobile Political Action Committee, Tony Russo, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
     
45. AF 835  
     
  RESPONDENTS: Tenet Healthcare Corporation PAC, Susan Limon, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $3,000 civil money penalty
     
46. AF 836  
     
  RESPONDENTS: The Williams Companies Inc. PAC, Deborah Lawrence, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,250 civil money penalty
     
47. AF 837  
     
  RESPONDENTS: VENTUREPAC, Mark G. Heesen, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $6,000 civil money penalty
     
48. AF 838  
     
  RESPONDENTS: XCEL Energy Employee Political Action Committee, Christine Johnston, treasurer
  REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2002
  * LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
  PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty

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