News Releases, Media Advisories

For Immediate Release
February 15, 2001

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Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Sharon Snyder
Ian Stirton

 

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 14 more Administrative Fines cases with $ 30,325 in civil money penalties, bringing to 42 the number of cases made public with $62,830 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 0012 RESPONDENT(S): Miles for Senate, Barbara Steinberg LTD, treasurer (MN)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $ 2,700 civil money penalty (not collected) United States District Court, District of Minnesota Miles For Senate Committee vs. FEC, CV 01-83 PAM/JGL

 

2. AF 0018 RESPONDENT(S): Richard Cordray for US Senate Committee, Edwin L. Kirby, Jr., treasurer (OH)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $ 725 civil money penalty

 

3. AF 0028 RESPONDENT(S): Lincoln Diaz-Balart for Congress Committee, Jose A. Riesco, treasurer (FL)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $ 3,500 civil money penalty

 

4. AF 0032 RESPONDENT(S): Ronald R. Dickson for US Senator, Hildegard Dickson, treasurer (OH)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $ 0 civil money penalty Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report.

 

5. AF 0034 RESPONDENT(S): People for Charlie Gerow, Marcia D. McClain, treasurer (PA)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $ 900 civil money penalty

 

6. AF 0048 RESPONDENT(S): Missouri Democratic State Committee, Donna Knight, treasurer (MO)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $ 6,800 civil money penalty

 

7. AF 0050 RESPONDENT(S): Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC-PAC), Arthur R. Collins, treasurer (DC)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $ 900 civil money penalty

 

8. AF 0053 RESPONDENT(S): San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee, Jo Olchawa, treasurer (CA)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $ 1,800 civil money penalty

 

9. AF 0077 RESPONDENT(S): Tom Sullivan for Congress Committee, Richard L. Davis, treasurer (FL)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-Primary 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $ 650 civil money penalty

 

10. AF 0079 RESPONDENT(S): Jennifer Carroll for Congress, Charles Curry, treasurer (FL)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-Primary 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $ 7,500 civil money penalty

 

11. AF 0080 RESPONDENT(S): Lincoln Diaz-Balart for Congress Committee, Jose A. Riesco, treasurer (FL)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-Primary 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $ 2,000 civil money penalty

 

12. AF 0082 RESPONDENT(S): Meeks for Congress 2000, Charles H. Reeves, III, treasurer (NY)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-Primary 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $ 2,000 civil money penalty

 

13. AF 0089 RESPONDENT(S): DRS Technologies Good Government Fund, Cynthia L. Martin, treasurer (DC)
REPORT(S): September Monthly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $ 425 civil money penalty

 

14. AF 0093 RESPONDENT(S): Trea Senior Citizens League Inc. Political Action Committee (TSCL-PAC), Dean H. Fuelling, treasurer (VA)
REPORT(S): September Monthly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $ 425 civil monthly penalty

*Late filers are those committees filing reports after the due date, but within 30 days of the due date and/or filing election sensitive reports after due date, but prior to four days before election. Non-filers are committees that have either not filed a report or filed a report after the parameters outlined above.

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