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For Immediate Release
April 25, 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 $19,738 in civil money penalties, bringing to 64 the number of cases made public with $83,693 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 0008
RESPONDENT(S): Hamilton for Congress, Richard W. Shymanski, treasurer (IN)
REPORT (S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $7,000 civil money penalty
     
2. AF 0025
RESPONDENT(S): Kilian for Congress Committee, Janice L. Kilian,

treasurer (CA)

REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
3. AF 0036
RESPONDENT(S): Friends of Mark Brewer, John Mark Brewer, treasurer (TX)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $8,000 civil money penalty (not collected)
     
4. AF 0052
RESPONDENT(S): PECO Energy Company Political Action Committee (PECOPAC) (FKA: Philadelphia Electric Company PAC), Theresa M. Ruch, treasurer (PA)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
     
5. AF 0088
RESPONDENT(S): Conseco Inc. Concerned Citizens Political Action Committee (PAC), Stephen W. Robertson, treasurer (IN)
REPORT (S): September Monthly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $675 civil money penalty
     
6. AF 0091
RESPONDENT(S): Midnight Sun Political Action Committee, Jack Ferguson, treasurer (DC)
REPORT(S): September Monthly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $500 civil money penalty
     
7. AF 0094
RESPONDENT(S): US Chamber of Commerce PAC (NCAP), William C. Miller, Jr., treasurer (DC)
REPORT (S): September Monthly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
     
8. AF 0095
RESPONDENT(S): Venturepac, Mark G. Heesen, treasurer (VA)
REPORT(S): September Monthly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $500 civil money penalty
     
9. AF 0098
RESPONDENT(S): Ray Haynes for US Senate, Betty Presley, treasurer (CA)
REPORT (S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $388 civil money penalty
     
10. AF 0103
RESPONDENT(S): Danner for Congress, Earl Soetaert, treasurer (MO)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $825 civil money penalty
     
11. AF 0104
RESPONDENT(S): Moore for US Senate, Larry Kopsa, treasurer (NE)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $700 civil money penalty
     
12. AF 0163
RESPONDENT(S): United Association of Steam/Pipefitters Local Union 524 Political Action Fund, Anthony Galenas, treasurer (PA)
REPORT (S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $300 civil money penalty
     
13. AF 0179
RESPONDENT(S): Title Industry Political Action Committee, James R. Haher, treasurer (DC)
REPORT(S): October Monthly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $800 civil money penalty
     
14. AF 0181
RESPONDENT(S): IUE Committee on Political Education International Union/ Electronic Electrical Tech Salaried Mach Workers AFL-CIO, Edward Fire, treasurer (DC)
REPORT (S): October Monthly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $6,000 civil money 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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