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For Immediate Release
July 23, 2001

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Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton

 

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 45 more Administrative Fines cases with $ 81,325 in civil money penalties, bringing to 148 the number of cases made public with $203,518 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 0010
RESPONDENT(S): Wynn for Congress, Albert Lucas, treasurer (MD)
REPORT: July Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $5,025 civil money penalty
2. AF 0058
RESPONDENT(S): Barbara Cooper for Congress, Stephen B. Balsano, treasurer (MO)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-Primary 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,650 civil money penalty
3. AF 0111
RESPONDENT(S): Harris for Congress, Ronnie Richardson, treasurer (AR)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
4. AF 0118
RESPONDENT(S): Trotter 2000 for Congress, Edward L. Wimp, treasurer (IL)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
5. AF 0127
RESPONDENT(S): Rick Hill for Congress Committee, Gary F. DeMaree, treasurer (MT)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
6. AF 0134
RESPONDENT(S): People for Royal Hart, Judy R. Enslen, treasurer (PA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
7. AF 0137
RESPONDENT(S): Seekings for Congress, Christopher W. Campbell, treasurer (SC)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
8. AF 0161
RESPONDENT(S): Southwestern Electric Power Company PAC, David B. Camp, treasurer (LA)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: Took no further action
9. AF 0173
RESPONDENT(S): Sills Cummis Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross Federal PAC Inc. (Sills Federal PAC Inc.), William P. Rebarick, treasurer (NJ)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
10. AF 0174
RESPONDENT(S): Textron Inc. Political Action Committee, Paul J. Cienki, treasurer (RI)
REPORT(S): October Quarterly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,000 civil money penalty
11. AF 0178
RESPONDENT(S): American Dental Political Action Committee, Dr. John Reitz, treasurer (DC)
REPORT(S): October Monthly 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $2,550 civil money penalty
12. AF 0182
RESPONDENT(S): Richard Pombo for Congress, Randall Pombo, treasurer (CA)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,650 civil money penalty
13. AF 0184
RESPONDENT(S): Lawler 2000 Committee, Paul Crespi, treasurer (MA)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $325 civil money penalty
14. AF 0185
RESPONDENT(S): Hutchins for Congress, Bruce E. Rafer, treasurer (MD)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $300 civil money penalty
15. AF 0187
RESPONDENT(S): Dunn Lampton for Congress, Wayne Hutchinson, treasurer (MS)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,300 civil money penalty
16. AF 0188
RESPONDENT(S): Dorso for Congress Committee, John T. Korsmo, treasurer (ND)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $1,650 civil money penalty
17. AF 0191
RESPONDENT(S): Greene for Congress 2000 Campaign Committee, Lynn Hambrick, treasurer (TX)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $300 civil money penalty
18. AF 0192
RESPONDENT(S): Clinesmith for Congress, Karl Lynch, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $975 civil money penalty (not collected)
19. AF 0193
RESPONDENT(S): Sisisky for Congress, Mark B. Sisisky, treasurer (VA)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $325 civil money penalty
20. AF 0195
RESPONDENT(S): Wynn for Congress, Albert Wynn, treasurer (MD)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $5,000 civil money penalty
21. AF 0197
RESPONDENT(S): Friends of David Bishop, Garson K. Goldstein, treasurer (NY)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
22. AF 0202
RESPONDENT(S): Noble Willingham for Congress, Dawn M. Theure, treasurer (TX)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
23. AF 0204
RESPONDENT(S): American Association of Airport Executives Good Government Committee, Charles M. Barclay, treasurer (VA)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $325 civil money penalty
24. AF 0205
RESPONDENT(S): Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), David B. Durkee, treasurer (MD)
REPORT(S): 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $650 civil money penalty
25. AF 0207
RESPONDENTS: FPL PAC, Florida Power & Light Co. Employees’ Political Action Committee, T. L. Winder, treasurer (FL)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
26. AF 0208
RESPONDENTS: Nortel Networks Inc. Political Action Committee, Mark D. Loftis, treasurer (TN)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
27. AF 0210
RESPONDENTS: Cable & Wireless USA Inc. Political Action Committee (C&W USA PAC), Cathy Slesinger, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
28. AF 0211
RESPONDENTS: Central and South West Services Inc. Political Action Committee, Roger Murphree, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
29. AF 0213
RESPONDENTS: Circuit City Stores Inc. Political Action Committee (Circuit City PAC), W. Stephen Cannon, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
30. AF 0214
RESPONDENTS: Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism, Bruce Gates, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $4,000 civil money penalty
31. AF 0216
RESPONDENTS: Drummond Company Inc. PAC (DPAC), John P. Stilwell, treasurer (AL)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
32. AF 0217
RESPONDENTS: Ernst & Young Political Action Committee, Allen W. Urban, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
33. AF 0220
RESPONDENTS: First Health Group Corp. (FHG PAC), Joseph E. Whitters, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
34. AF 0221
RESPONDENTS: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Political Action Committee, Robin Wiener, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
35. AF 0222
RESPONDENTS: National Association of Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee, Sheila M. Greenwood, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
36. AF 0223
RESPONDENTS: National Beer Wholesalers’ Association Political Action Committee (NBWA PAC), David K. Rehr, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $5,000 civil money penalty
37. AF 0224
RESPONDENTS: National Community Pharmacists Association Political Action Committee AKA NCPAPAC, Mark W. Lappen, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
38. AF 0226
RESPONDENTS: Osteopathic Political Action Committee, Dr. Robert George, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
39. AF 0227
RESPONDENTS: Political Action Committee of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes (IATSE-PAC), Michael W. Proscia, treasurer (NY)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
40. AF 0228
RESPONDENTS: Reliant Energy Entex (Reliant Energy Resources Corp.) Citizenship Responsibility Group, Robert W. Claude, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
41. AF 0229
RESPONDENTS: Securities Industry Association PAC, J. Steven Judge, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
42. AF 0231
RESPONDENTS: Title Industry Political Action Committee, James R. Maher, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
43. AF 0234
RESPONDENTS: United States Telecom Association Political Action Committee (USTA PAC), Lisa M. Costillo, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,000 civil money penalty
44. AF 0235
RESPONDENTS: Volunteer PAC, Linus Catignani, treasurer (TN)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
45. AF 0236
RESPONDENTS: Republican Party of Minnesota, Ron Carey, treasurer (MN)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $16,000 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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