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For Immediate Release
October 11, 2001

Contact:

Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton

 

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 23 more Administrative Fines cases with $42,154 in civil money penalties, bringing to 282 the number of cases made public with $386,526 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 0085

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Friends of Houghton, John C. Kostolansky, treasurer (NY)

 

   REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$9,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

United States District Court, Western District of New York

Friends of Houghton vs. FEC, #01-cv-6444 S (B)

 

 

 

2.

AF 0101

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Rosenthal for Congress, Mark J. Sherman, treasurer (MN)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

Took no further action*

 

 

 

3.

AF 0112

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

DeWayne Graham for Congress Committee, Everett Martindale, treasurer (AR)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (not collected)

United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas

DeWayne Graham and DeWayne Graham for Congress Committee vs. FEC, #4-01-CV-00635 SWW

 

 

 

4.

AF 0119

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Hochberg for Congress, Robert M. Karp, treasurer (IL)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$9,500 civil money penalty

 

 

 

5.

AF 0144

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Bob Shrauger for Congress, Roger Law, treasurer (MI)

 

   REPORT:

October Quarterly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$1,400 civil money penalty

 

 

 

6.

AF 0180

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Chicago Board of Options Exchange Inc. PAC, Alan J. Dean, treasurer (IL)

 

   REPORT:

October Monthly 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$1,000 civil money penalty

 

 

 

7.

AF 0186

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Paul Rappaport for U.S. Senate, Susan M. Graham, treasurer (MD)

 

   REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty

 

 

 

8.

AF 0206

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

CSX Corporation Good Government Fund, Alem Woldehawariat, treasurer (DC)

 

   REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty

 

 

9.

AF 0240

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

YOB 2000 (Y2K), Keith Charters, treasurer (MI)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$1,850 civil money penalty

 

 

 

10.

AF 0242

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Friends of Barry Ford, Lisa A. Mensah, treasurer (NY)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$375 civil money penalty

 

 

 

11.

AF 0244

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Carroll 2000, Brian K. Yomono, treasurer (HI)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$2,700 civil money penalty (partial payment)

 

 

 

12.

AF 0253

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Duncan/Hilleary Congressional Celebration Committee, Robert E. Nichols, treasurer (TN)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty

(Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report)

 

 

 

13.

AF 0270

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Committee for Responsible Government of Temple-Inland Inc. (FKA Committee for Good Government of Temple-Inland Inc.), Ryan R. Sorrell, treasurer (TX)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty

 

 

 

14.

AF 0273

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Exxon Mobil Corporation PAC, Karen M. Kresta, treasurer (TX)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

   PENALTY:

$800 civil money penalty

 

 

15.

AF 0310

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

PECO Energy Company Political Action Committee (FKA: Philadelphia Electric Company PAC), Gary R. Buchman, treasurer (PA)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$1,125 civil money penalty

 

 

 

16.

AF 0315

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Service Employees International Union Local 99 Federal Political Action Committee, Janett Humphries, treasurer (CA)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$504 civil money penalty

 

 

 

17.

AF 0316

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Service Employees International Union Local 434-B Federal COPE, Verdia Daniels, treasurer (CA)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$2,700 civil money penalty

 

 

 

18.

AF 0318

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Lehigh Valley Democratic Committee, Thomas F. Quirk, treasurer (PA)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$1,800 civil money penalty

 

 

 

19.

AF 0320

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

New York State Committee of the Working Family Party, Lawrence J. Hanley, treasurer (NY)

 

   REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$2,700 civil money penalty

 

 

 

20.

AF 0337

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Susan Miller, treasurer (WA)

 

   REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$1,000 civil money penalty

 

 

 

21.

AF 0360

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

National Auctioneers Association PAC (AUCTIONPAC), Charles F. Bohn, treasurer (KS)

 

   REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$1,000 civil money penalty

 

 

 

22.

AF 0366

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Plasterers Local 8 PAC Fund/Operative Plasterers & Cement Mason International Association of the United States & Canada 8, Thomas Kilkenny, treasurer (PA)

 

   REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2000

 

* LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

   PENALTY:

$1,000 civil money penalty

 

 

 

23.

AF 0375

 

 

 

 

 

   RESPONDENTS:

Tricon Global Restaurants Inc. Good Government Fund, William Ehrig, treasurer (KY)

 

   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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