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For Immediate Release
August 13, 2001

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Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton

 

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 44 more Administrative Fines cases with $67,525 in civil money penalties, bringing to 232 the number of cases made public with $303,443 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 0239
RESPONDENTS: Driscoll for Congress, Laura I. MacCaskill, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
2. AF 0241
RESPONDENTS: Eva Clayton Committee for Congress, Patsy T. Hargrove, treasurer (NC)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $3,100 civil money penalty
3. AF 0245
RESPONDENTS: Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller for Congress, Lauren Dees, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $9,000 civil money penalty
4. AF 0247
RESPONDENTS: Friends of John Conyers, James W. Wise, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,500 civil money penalty
5. AF 0248
RESPONDENTS: Dunn Lampton for Congress, Wayne Hutchinson, treasurer (MS)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $4,500 civil money penalty
6. AF 0251
RESPONDENTS: Azinger for Congress Committee, David Dilley, treasurer (OH)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)
7. AF 0254
RESPONDENTS: Paul Williams for Congress, Mike Mundy, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty (not collected)
8. AF 0256
RESPONDENTS: Federal Independent Campaign Committee, Deborah McCoy, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $775 civil money penalty
9. AF 0257
RESPONDENTS: Humane USA Political Action Committee, Linda M. Nealon, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $550 civil money penalty
10. AF 0258
RESPONDENTS: Internet Leadership PAC, Christopher Roosa, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $825 civil money penalty
11. AF 0259
RESPONDENTS: AAN-Nursery Industry PAC, Anthony R. Bedell, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $950 civil money penalty
12. AF 0260
RESPONDENTS: American Academy of Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (AAEM PAC), William R. Little MD FAAEM, treasurer (WI)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $775 civil money penalty
13. AF 0261
RESPONDENTS: American Meat Institute PAC, Sara J. Lilygren, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $375 civil money penalty
14. AF 0262
RESPONDENTS: American Moving and Storage Association, Robert G. Drummer, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $750 civil money penalty
15. AF 0276
RESPONDENTS: National Community Pharmacists Association Political Action Committee (AKA NCPAPAC), Mark W. Lappen, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $425 civil money penalty
16. AF 0277
RESPONDENTS: National Pest Control Association Political Action Committee, Robert M. Rosenberg, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $300 civil money penalty
17. AF 0278
RESPONDENTS: Qwest Communications International Inc. Political Action Committee (Qwest PAC), Jerrold Thompson, treasurer (CO)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
18. AF 0279
RESPONDENTS: Reliant Energy Entex (Reliant Energy Resources Corp) Citizenship Responsibility Group, Robert. W. Claude, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $475 civil money penalty
19. AF 0281
RESPONDENTS: Services Group of America Political Action Committee, Marke Greene, treasurer (WA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $400 civil money penalty
20. AF 0282
RESPONDENTS: Southdown Inc. Political Action Committee, Thomas E. Daman, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $250 civil money penalty
21. AF 0283
RESPONDENTS: Transport Workers Union - Local 100 Political Contributions Committee, Dennis Calhoun, treasurer (NY)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $2,600 civil money penalty
22. AF 0284
RESPONDENTS: Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. PAC, James C. Cusser, treasurer (KS)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $775 civil money penalty
23. AF 0287
RESPONDENTS: The Green/Green Party USA, Jennifer Kenney, treasurer (MA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Late
PENALTY: $575 civil money penalty
24. AF 0290
RESPONDENTS: Americans for Sound Energy Policy, Gregg E. Renkes, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
25. AF 0292
RESPONDENTS: Prairie Leadership Committee, Pam Terrell, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
26. AF 0294
RESPONDENTS: 1199 & 32 BJ/144 SEIU Homecare Political Action Committee, Jennifer Cunningham, treasurer (NY)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,800 civil money penalty
27. AF 0296
RESPONDENTS: American Concrete Pavement Association PAC, Valentin J. Riva, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
28. AF 0298
RESPONDENTS: ARPAC, Jeffrey Brooks, treasurer (LA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
29. AF 0299
RESPONDENTS: Autonation Inc. Political Action Committee, Coleman Edmunds, treasurer (FL)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
30. AF 0300
RESPONDENTS: Campaign America Inc., Wesley T. Foster, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
31. AF 0301
RESPONDENTS: First Health Group Corp. (FHGPAC), Joseph E. Whitters, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $500 civil money penalty
32. AF 0302
RESPONDENTS: GAF Corporation and International Specialty Products Inc., Susan Yoss, treasurer (NJ)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
33. AF 303
RESPONDENTS: International Council of Cruise Lines Political Action Committee (ICCL-PAC), J. Michael Crye, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,375 civil money penalty (not collected)
34. AF 0305
RESPONDENTS: Lawyers for Better Government Fund-Federal, Michael R. Marget, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
35. AF 0307
RESPONDENTS: National Assn of Mortgage Brokers PAC, Channing J. Nuss, treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty
36. AF 0308
RESPONDENTS: National Fisheries Institute Fisheries Political Action Committee (FISHPAC), Richard E. Gutting Jr., treasurer (VA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty (not collected)
37. AF 0309
RESPONDENTS: Park Place Entertainment Federal PAC Inc., Scott Loporta, treasurer (NV)
REPORT: 30 Day-Post General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
38. AF 0311
RESPONDENTS: Political Action Council of Educators (United Teachers - Los Angeles), Patricia Stanyo, treasurer (CA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
39. AF 0312
RESPONDENTS: Re-Elect Freshman of the Republican Majority (Reform PAC), Lauren Dees, treasurer (DC)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $3,500 civil money penalty
40. AF 0313
RESPONDENTS: Rite Aid Political Action Committee, James Krahulec, treasurer (PA)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty
41. AF 0314
RESPONDENTS: Ryder Empls Political Action Committee (FKA Ryder Cmte Effective Government)), Anthony G. Tegnelia, treasurer (FL)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $900 civil money penalty
42. AF 0319
RESPONDENTS: Libertarian Party of Illinois, Steve I. Givot, treasurer (IL)
REPORT: 30 Day Post-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)
43. AF 0340
RESPONDENTS: Autonation Inc. Political Action Committee, Coleman Edmunds, treasurer (FL)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 civil money penalty
44. AF 0371
RESPONDENTS: Southdown Inc. Political Action Committee, Thomas E. Daman, treasurer (TX)
REPORT: 12 Day Pre-General 2000
* LATE/NON-FILER: Non-Filer
PENALTY: $1,000 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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