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For Immediate Release
October 7, 2004
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 29 more Administrative Fines cases with $39,320 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,012 the number of cases made public with $1,368,827 in fines collected by the FEC. 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.

CANDIDATE COMMITTEES 

1.

AF 1106

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Brock Hill Campaign, Jo S. Bolin, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$340 civil money penalty

     

2.

AF 1110

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Clay Cox for Congress, Michael J. Robertson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty (Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report.)

     

3.

AF 1088

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Colleen for Congress, Dean Choy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (Penalty reduced from $5,500due to level of activity on report.)

 

 

 

4.

AF 1108

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Committee to Elect Bill Kirby, E. Ken Tokutomi, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty (Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report.)

 

 

 

5.

AF 1104

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Daniel Webster for U.S. Senate, Nancy H. Watkins, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$5,200 civil money penalty

     

6.

AF 979

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Ed Bryant for Congress, J. Richard Buchignani, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2002

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$700 civil money penalty

     

7.

AF 1058

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Bob Graham Committee, Robin Gibson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,850 civil money penalty

 

 

 

8.

AF 1123

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Ferris, Robert A. Boyce, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,100 civil money penalty

 

 

 

9.

AF 1103

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Ron Packard, Donald J. Polese, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$110 civil money penalty

 

 

 

     

10.

AF 1098

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Gary Nolan for President, Stephen L. Dasbach, treasurer

 

REPORT:

March Monthly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$380 civil money penalty

 

 

 

11.

AF 1051

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Jeff Ballenger for Congress, M. Eastman Chance, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report.)

     

12.

AF 1062

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Jeff Ballenger for Congress, M. Eastman Chance, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report.)

 

 

 

13.

AF 1100

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Mark Boles for Congress, LLC, Linda Sekely, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,400 civil money penalty

 

 

 

14.

AF 993

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

McCarthy for Congress Committee, Thomas M. MacLeod, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2002

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

 

 

 

15.

AF 1085

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Nethercutt for Senate, Mary M. Hahn, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$9,600 civil money penalty

 

 

 

16.

AF 1005

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Republicans for Phil Bradley, R. R. Shealy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2002

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,350 civil money penalty(Reduced from $4,050 due to level of activity on report.)

 

 

 

17.

AF 1111

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Skinner for Senate 2004, Nancy Young, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

 

 

 

18.

AF 1120

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Stace Williams for U. S. Congress, Charles W. Darter, Jr., treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report.)

 

 

 

19.

AF 1119

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Sutton for Congress, Ruth Schiermeuer, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Penalty reduced due to lack of activity on report.)

PARTY COMMITTEES 

9.

AF 1136

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Idaho Republican Party, Shari Dodge, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Monthly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$135 civil money penalty

 

 

 

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES 

21.

AF 1121

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Allegiance Telecom Inc. PAC, Megan Delany, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

 

 

 

22.

AF 1131

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC-PAC), Arthur R. Collins, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$6,750 civil money penalty

 

 

 

23.

AF 1124

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

General Aviation Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (GAMAPAC), Jahan Ahmad, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$340 civil money penalty

 

 

 

24.

AF 1099

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Human Rights Campaign PAC, Harvey Hurdle, treasurer

 

REPORT:

March Monthly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,850 civil money epanly

 

 

 

25.

AF 1135

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

International Longshore and Warehouse Union ? Political Action Fund, William E. Adams, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Monthly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,900 civil money penalty

 

 

 

26.

AF 1125

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Lincoln Club of San Diego County, C. April Boling, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,875 civil money penalty

     

27.

AF 1126

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

McDermott, Will & Emery LLP PAC, Stanton D. Anderson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$780 civil money penalty

 

 

 

28.

AF 1127

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Inc. Political Action Committee (AKA OOIDA-PAC), Paul D. Cullen Sr., treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$720 civil money penalty

 

 

 

29.

AF 1128

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Regence BluePAC, R. Paul Warburton, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$140 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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