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For Immediate Release
June 1, 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 33 more Administrative Fines cases with $47,900 in civil money penalties, bringing to 97 the number of cases made public with $124,968 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 0014
 
RESPONDENT(S): Committee to Elect Tony Fusco to Congress, Steven W. Pinto, treasurer (NJ)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $2,025 civil money penalty (not collected)
 
2. AF 0019
 
RESPONDENT(S): Troutt for Congress, H. P. Ferguson, treasurer (OK)
REPORT(S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $425 civil money penalty (not collected)
 
3. AF 0043
 
RESPONDENT(S): Local Union Drive No 25, George W. Cashman, treasurer (MA)
REPORT (S): July Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $600 civil money penalty
 
4. AF 0076
 
RESPONDENT(S): Troutt for Congress, H. P. Ferguson, treasurer (OK)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-Primary 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $275 civil money penalty (not collected)
 
5. AF 0083
 
RESPONDENT(S): Clarke 2000, Raynel` L. Trotman, treasurer (NY)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-Primary 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,000 civil money penalty (not collected)
 
6. AF 0087
 
RESPONDENT(S): Peter Abair for Congress Committee, John J. O’Neill, treasurer (MA)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-Primary 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
 
7. AF 0097
 
RESPONDENT(S): Pegram for Congress, Joseph Chou, treasurer (CA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $475 civil money penalty
 
8. AF 0100
 
RESPONDENT(S): Lee Steers for Congress/2000, Mary Lynn Lanier, treasurer (KY)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $525 civil money penalty
 
9. AF 0102
 
RESPONDENT(S): Janezich for US Senate Committee, Rafael Ortega (MN)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,725 civil money penalty
 
10. AF 0107
 
RESPONDENT(S): Tom Foley for US Senate, Frank M. Vaccaro, Jr., treasurer (PA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $375 civil money penalty
 
11. AF 0113
 
RESPONDENT(S): Judy Smith for Congress, Alvernon McHenry, treasurer (AR)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
 
12. AF 0139
 
RESPONDENT(S): Jeff Wright for Congress Exploratory Committee, Gerald Searfoso, treasurer (UT)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $0 civil money penalty

Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report.

 
13. AF 0140
 
RESPONDENT(S): Committee to Elect Kevin McKeigue for US Senate, Kevin McKeigue, treasurer (WA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
 
14. AF 0143
 
RESPONDENT(S): Hutchins for Congress, Bruce E. Rafer, treasurer (MD)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,125 civil money penalty
 
15. AF 0145
 
RESPONDENT(S): Meeks for Congress 2000, Charles H. Reeves III, treasurer (NY)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $750 civil money penalty
 
16. AF 0148
 
RESPONDENT(S): Eva Clayton Committee for Congress, Patsy T. Hargrove, treasurer (NC)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $4,000 civil money penalty
 
17. AF 0150
 
RESPONDENT(S): E*Trade Group Inc. PAC (E*Trade PAC), Michael Chochon, treasurer (CA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,725 civil money penalty
 
18. AF 0151
 
RESPONDENT(S): American Academy of Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (AAEM PAC), William R. Little MD (FAAEM), treasurer (WI)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $525 civil money penalty
 
19. AF 0152
 
RESPONDENT(S): American Meat Institute Political Action Committee, Sara J. Lilygren, treasurer (VA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,275 civil money penalty
 
20. AF 0153
 
RESPONDENT(S): Cincinnati Bell Inc Federal Political Action Committee, Mark W. Peterson, treasurer (OH)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $425 civil money penalty
 
21. AF 0154
 
RESPONDENT(S): Citizens for the Republic, Angela M. Buchanan, treasurer (VA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,350 civil money penalty
 
22. AF 0156
 
RESPONDENT(S): Inn/PAC International Association of Holiday Inns Inc Political Action Committee, James P. McCauley, treasurer (GA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $400 civil money penalty
 
23. AF 0158
 
RESPONDENT(S): Marriott International Inc PAC, Trent M. Kittleman, treasurer (MD)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $2,150 civil money penalty
 
24. AF 0159
 
RESPONDENT(S): Plumbers Local Union No 1 NYC-PAC, George W. Reilly, treasurer (NY)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,775 civil money penalty
 
25. AF 0162
 
RESPONDENT(S): TACO Political Action Committee (TACO PAC), Peter Braun, treasurer (KS)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $3,000 civil money penalty
 
26. AF 0164
 
RESPONDENT(S): Viacom International Inc PAC, Michael Cruz, treasurer (DC)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $800 civil money penalty
 
27. AF 0165
 
RESPONDENT(S): Wisconsin Right to Life PAC, Richard J. Fox, treasurer (WI)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $850 civil money penalty
 
28. AF 0166
 
RESPONDENT(S): Macomb County Democratic Committee, Nancy Falcone, treasurer (MI)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,125 civil money penalty
 
29. AF 0168
 
RESPONDENT(S): West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, Robert J. Gould, treasurer (WV)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,050 civil money penalty
 
30. AF 0169
 
RESPONDENT(S): California Voter Guide, LeeAnn Fitzgerald, treasurer (CA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
 
31. AF 0172
 
RESPONDENT(S): PECO Energy Company Political Action Committee (PECOPAC) (FKA: Philadelphia Electric Company PAC), Gary Buchmann, treasurer (PA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
 
32. AF 0177
 
RESPONDENT(S): Committee on Arrangements for the 2000 Republican National Convention, Alec Poitevint, treasurer (VA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $6,500 civil money penalty
 
33. AF 0237
 
RESPONDENT(S): Bill Bradley for President, Inc., Theodore V. Wells, Jr., treasurer (NJ)
REPORT(S): November Monthly 2000
*LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $3,050 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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