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For Immediate Release
April 6, 1998
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Sharon Snyder
Ian Stirton
COMPLIANCE CASES MADE PUBLIC
 

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has recently made public its final action on a 13 matters previously under review (MURs). This release contains only disposition information.

1. MUR 4570  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

(a)   Honorable Andrea Seastrand (CA)

(b)  Friends of Andrea Seastrand for Congress, Betty Presley, treasurer (CA)

  COMPLAINANT:

Ralph C. Wunder (CA)

  SUBJECT: Use of taxpayer funds for federal campaign activity
  DISPOSITION:

(a-b) Took no action*

     
2. MUR 4575  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

(a) Dana Covington (MS)

(b)  Dana Covington Campaign Fund Committee, Edwina McCain, treasurer (MS)

  COMPLAINANT:

D.C. Friends of Bennie Thompson, Jennifer P. Kinney, Secretary/Treasurer (DC/MS)

  SUBJECT:

Failure to file 48-hour reports

  DISPOSITION:

(a-b) Took no action*

     
3. MUR 4631  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

(a)   H. Ross Perot (TX)

(b)  The Perot Group (TX)

(c)  John W. Lemkemeier (MO)

(d) Sandra Stone McClure (MO)

(e)  Alan C. Kohn (MO)

(f)  Tom W. Luce, III (TX)

(g)  R. Clayton Mulford (TX)

(h) Kim J. Askew (TX)    

  COMPLAINANT:

Edward L. Dyck (MO)

  SUBJECT:

Funneling private funds through reporting system to conceal legal relationships; conspiracy to defraud FEC

  DISPOSITION:

(a-h) Took no action*

     
4. MUR 4661  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

(a) Honorable Christopher Cox (CA)

(b)  Christopher Cox Congressional Committee, David W. Syme, treasurer (CA)

(c)  Amplicon Inc. (CA)

(d) Lynda Byrnes, Director, Equipment Management, Amplicon Financial (CA)         

(e)  John Lotz (CA)

  COMPLAINANT:

James G. Bohm (CA) 

  SUBJECT:

Corporate contributions

  DISPOSITION:

(a-e) Took no action*

     
5. MUR 4676  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

(a)   Warren County Democratic Committee, C. William McCarthy, treasurer (NY)

(b)  Honorable Lois Montfort, Warren County Board of Elections (NY)

(c)  Essex County Democratic Committee, Matthew Dwyer, treasurer (NY)

(d) Saratoga County Democratic Committee, Peter Wager, treasurer (NY)

(e)  Dan Martindale, Chairman, Glens Falls Democratic Committee  (NY)

(f)  Glens Falls Democratic Committee, Thomas P. O’Shea, treasurer (NY)

  COMPLAINANT:

John B. Farrell (NY)

  SUBJECT: Contributions in the names of others/excessive contributions
  DISPOSITION:

(a-f) Took no action*

     
6. MUR 4677  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

Friends of Patrick Kennedy ‘98 Inc., William San Bento, Jr., treasurer (RI)          

  COMPLAINANT:

Ronald G. Santo (RI)

  SUBJECT: Failure to report contribution refunds/contributions
  DISPOSITION:

Took no action*

     
7. MUR 4681  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

(a)   Committee to Re-Elect Jack Block Port Commissioner, Frances C. Block, treasurer (WA)       

(b)     Arvinder S. Athwal (WA)

(c)     Harpeet Singh Bassi (WA)

(d)    Gurkamal S. Bhandal (WA)

(e)     Dalbir Bhuller (WA)

(f)     J. S. Chaudri (WA)

(g)     Pal Singh Dulai (WA)

(h)    Kuldip S. Dhanon (WA)

(i)      Jatinder Gill (WA)

(j)      Sukhminder Singh Gill (WA)

(k)     Harminder S. Grewal (WA)

(l)      Jodh S. Grewal (WA)

(m)   Kirpal S. Grewal (WA)

(n)    Bhullar Gurbachan (WA)

(o)     Mohammed Saimul Hoque (WA)

(p)    Sukhdev D. Hothi (WA)

(q)     Jasvir Singh Jasse (WA)

(r)     Gurmej Singh Jahal (WA)

(s)     Raghvir S. Khattra (WA)

(t)     Raghus S. Khattsu (WA)

(u)    Byug Soo Lee (WA)

(v)     Vinod K. Magoo (WA)

(w)   Malkait Singh Malhi (WA)

(x)     Mohinder Singh (WA)

(y)     Jaswinder Singh Pannu (WA)

(z)     Satpal S. Puriwal (WA)

(aa)   Lakhwinder S. Randhawa (WA)

(bb)   Sarbjit Saggu (WA)

(cc)   Bakhshish Sandhar (WA)

(dd)  Rajvir Sandhu (WA)

(ee)   Talaat M. Sarhan (WA)

(ff)    Hardev S. Sidhu (WA)

(gg)   Bakhtawar Singh (WA)

(hh)  Balwant Singh (WA)

(ii)     Daljit Singh (WA)

(jj)     Dilbagh Singh (WA)

(kk)   Dilpreet Singh (WA)

(ll)     Kanwagit Singh (WA)

(mm)      Raghbir Singh (WA)

(nn)  Surjit Singh (WA)

(oo)   Swaran Singh (WA)

(pp)  Surindee Gill (WA)

                        (qq)      Devinder Hans (WA)
  COMPLAINANT:

Bill Elder (WA) and Stuart Creighton (WA)

  SUBJECT:

Foreign national contributions

  DISPOSITION:

(a-qq) Took no action*

     
8. MUR 4683  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

(a) Schakowsky for Congress, Larry Suffredin, treasurer (IL)

(b)  Polish American Congress, Illinois Division, Frank Spula, President (IL)

  COMPLAINANT:

Gale Wiorski (IL)             

  SUBJECT:

Disclaimer

  DISPOSITION:

(a-b) Took no action*

     
9. MUR 4684  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

(a) Honorable Robert D. Inglis (SC)

(b)  Inglis for Senate Committee, Jeffrey J. Parker, treasurer (SC)

(c)  Citizens for Kasich, William L. Curlis, treasurer (OH)

(d) Spartanburg County Republican Party, Jim Johnson, Chair (SC)

(e)  Anell Kirkland, General Mananger, WORD-AM Radio (SC)        

  COMPLAINANT:

Judy R. Bradley, Chair, Spartanburg Democratic Party (SC)

  SUBJECT:

Raising soft money for federal campaign

  DISPOSITION:

(a-e) Took no action*

     
10. MUR 4694  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

Schakowsky for Congress, Larry Suffredin, treasurer (IL) 

  COMPLAINANT:

Barabara J. Donovan (IL)

  SUBJECT:

Disclaimer

  DISPOSITION:

Took no action*

     
11. MUR 4695  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

(a)   Schakowsky for Congress, Larry Suffredin, treasurer (IL)

(b)  Personal PAC and treasurer (IL)     

  COMPLAINANT:

Gina Kanevsky (IL)

  SUBJECT:

Disclaimer

  DISPOSITION:

(a-b) Took no action*

     
12. MUR 4696  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

Schakowsky for Congress, Larry Suffredin, treasurer (IL) 

  COMPLAINANT:

John Zbesko (IL)

  SUBJECT: Failure to excercise best efforts to obtain contributor information
  DISPOSITION:

Took no action*

     
13. MUR 4703  
     
  RESPONDENTS:

Robert W. McGee, President, Dumont Institute for Public Policy Research (NJ)

  COMPLAINANT:

Jonathan David Robbins (DC)

  SUBJECT:

Foreign national contributions

  DISPOSITION:

Took no action*

*There are four administrative stages to the FEC enforcement process:

1. Receipt of proper complaint 3. "Probable cause" stage
2. "Reason to believe" stage 4. Conciliation stage

It requires the votes of at least four of the six Commissioners to take any action. The FEC can close a case at any point after reviewing a complaint. If a violation is found and conciliation cannot be reached, then the FEC can institute a civil court action against a respondent.

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