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For Immediate Release
October 9, 2003
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
ADR PROGRAM RESOLVES CASES
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is making public six additional cases resolved in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. This brings to 90 the total number of cases released thus far. The programís goal is to expedite resolution of some enforcement matters, reduce the cost of processing complaints, and enhance overall FEC enforcement. Closed ADR negotiated settlement summaries are available in the FECís Press and Public Records offices.

For a case to be considered for ADR treatment, a respondent must express willingness to engage in the ADR process, agree to set aside the statute of limitations while the case is pending in the ADR Office, and agree to participate in bilateral negotiations and, if necessary, mediation.

Bilateral negotiations through ADR are oriented toward reaching an expedient resolution with a mutually agreeable settlement that is both satisfying to the respondent(s) and in compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA). Resolutions reached through direct and, when necessary, mediated negotiations are submitted to the Commissioners for final approval. If a resolution is not reached in bilateral negotiation, the case proceeds by mutual agreement to mediation. It should be noted that cases resolved through ADR are not precedential.

1. ADR 112  
     
  RESPONDENTS: (a) Committee to Elect Clinton B. LeSueur, Lee Bush, treasurer

(b) Haley Barbour

(c) AmeriMail Direct, Inc.

  SOURCE: MUR 5300: Honorable Bennie G. Thompson
  SUBJECT: Failure to file disclosure reports timely; use of campaign funds for personal use; failure to report disbursements; excessive contribution; corporate contribution; reports contained mathematical discrepancies
  NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT: $500 civil penalty

Respondents acknowledge that violations of the FECA occurred, but contend that the errors and untimely filings were due to inexperience. They further contend that the alleged excessive contribution, as well as what appeared to be a contribution from a corporation were, in fact, errors in reporting the identity of the contributors. Respondents, in an effort to avoid similar errors in the future, agree to work with RAD staff to ensure all required reports are filed and terminate the committee.

     
2. ADR 132  
     
  RESPONDENTS: (a) Garabed "Chuck" Haytaian

(b) Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Committee for Quality Healthcare, Robert N. DellaCorte, treasurer

(c) Torricelli for U. S. Senate, Inc., Michael J. Perrucci, treasurer

  SOURCE: MUR 5351: Robert Poyor
  SUBJECT: Contribution in the name of another; excessive contribution
  NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT: The ADR Office recommends the case be closed and the Commission agrees to close the file.
     
3. ADR 133  
     
  RESPONDENTS: (a) Garabed "Chuck" Haytaian

(b) Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Committee for Quality Healthcare, Robert N. DellaCorte, treasurer

(c) Torricelli for U. S. Senate, Inc., Michael J. Perrucci, treasurer

  SOURCE: MUR 5352: Joseph Koslo
  SUBJECT: Contribution in the name of another; excessive contribution
  NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT: The ADR Office recommends the case be closed and the Commission agrees to close the file.
     
4. ADR 134  
     
  RESPONDENTS: (a) Garabed "Chuck" Haytaian

(b) Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Committee for Quality Healthcare, Robert N. DellaCorte, treasurer

(c) Torricelli for U. S. Senate, Inc., Michael J. Perrucci, treasurer

  SOURCE: MUR 5353: Howard Barnes, Jr.
  SUBJECT: Contribution in the name of another; excessive contribution
  NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT: The ADR Office recommends the case be closed and the Commission agrees to close the file.
     
5. ADR 135  
     
  RESPONDENTS: (a) Garabed "Chuck" Haytaian

(b) Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Committee for Quality Healthcare, Robert N. DellaCorte, treasurer

(c) Torricelli for U. S. Senate, Inc., Michael J. Perrucci, treasurer

  SOURCE: MUR 5360: Robert Prekoski
  SUBJECT: Contribution in the name of another; excessive contribution
  NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT: The ADR Office recommends the case be closed and the Commission agrees to close the file.
     
6. ADR 136  
     
  RESPONDENTS: (a) Garabed "Chuck" Haytaian

(b) Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Committee for Quality Healthcare, Robert N. DellaCorte, treasurer

(c) Torricelli for U. S. Senate, Inc., Michael J. Perrucci, treasurer

  SOURCE: MUR 5362: Nancy A. Anderson
  SUBJECT: Contribution in the name of another; excessive contribution
  NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT: The ADR Office recommends the case be closed and the Commission agrees to close the file.

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