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For Immediate Release
September 26, 2001

Contact:

Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton

 

ADR PROGRAM RESOLVES CASES

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is making public three additional cases resolved in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. This brings to 17 the total number of cases released thus far. The program’s goal is to expedite resolution of some enforcement matters, reduce the cost of processing complaints, and enhance overall FEC enforcement. Closed ADR negotiated settlement summaries are available in the FEC’s Press and Public Records offices.

           For a case to be considered for ADR treatment, a respondent must express willingness to engage in the ADR process, agree to set aside the statute of limitations while the case is pending in the ADR Office, and agree to participate in bilateral negotiations and, if necessary, mediation.

Bilateral negotiations through ADR are oriented toward reaching an expeditious resolution with a mutually agreeable settlement that is both satisfying to the respondent(s) and in compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA).   Resolutions reached through direct and, when necessary, mediated negotiations are submitted to the Commissioners for final approval. If a resolution is not reached in bilateral negotiation, the case proceeds to mediation. It should be noted that cases resolved through ADR are not precedential.

 

1.

ADR 021

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENTS:

(a) Moran for Congress, H. Robert Morrison, treasurer (VA)
(b) Honorable James P. Moran (VA)

 

SOURCE:

MUR 5010 - Complainant: DeMaris Miller (VA)

 

SUBJECT:

Personal use of campaign funds

 

NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT:

 Commission determined that the alleged violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act were unsubstantiated and agreed to dismiss the matter.

 

 

 

2.

ADR 022

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENTS:

(a) Michael J. Becker (PA)
(b) Claire W. Clemens (PA)           

 

SOURCE:

MUR 5013 - Complainant: Thomas M. Hollenbeck (PA)

 

SUBJECT:

Perjury during an investigation of a previous matter under review (MUR 4641)

 

NEGOTIATEDSETTLEMENT:

Commission determined the violation alleged in the complaint were unsubstantiated and agreed to dismiss the matter.

 

 

 

3.

ADR 031

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENTS:

(a) Susan Davis for Congress, Carolyn Witt, treasurer (CA)
(b) Susan Davis (CA)

 

SOURCE:

MUR 5073 - Complainant: Donald F. McGahn II, Counsel, National Republican Congressional Committee (DC)

 

SUBJECT:

Use of non-federal funds for federal election

 

NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT:

Commission determined the violation alleged in the complaint were unsubstantiated and agreed to dismiss the matter.

 

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