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For Immediate Release
December 9, 2004
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis

COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE

 

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing 8 more Administrative Fines cases with $21,150 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,020 the number of cases made public with $1,370,827 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 1050

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Colleen for Congress, Dean Choy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

Take no further action(Respondent downloaded faulty software which contributed to their failure to timely file their report.)

     

2.

AF 1061

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Colleen for Congress, Dean Choy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

Take no further action(Respondent downloaded faulty software which contributed to their failure to timely file their report.)

     

3.

AF 1078

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Colleen for Congress, Dean Choy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

Take no further action(Respondent downloaded faulty software which contributed to their failure to timely file their report.)

 

 

 

4.

AF 1112

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Rolle for Congress, Patrick McLister, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

 

 

5.

AF 1000

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Ross for Congress, Veronica McLeod, former treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2002

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty(Reduced from $9,625 due to lack of activity on report.)

     

6.

AF 1090

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Ross for Congress, Tyrone C. Ross, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$13,750 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

7.

AF 1074

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Stoll 2004, Debbie McKenna, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2003

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$2,000 civil money penalty

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

8.

AF 1133

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

United Seniors PAC, Paul Erickson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Not Filer

 

PENALTY:

$4,500 civil money penalty (not collected)(Reduced from $6,500 due to level of activity on report.)

*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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