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For Immediate Release
April 11, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINDED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 17 more Administrative Fines cases with $39,110 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,072 the number of cases made public with $1,457,270 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 1105

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Colburn for Congress (MD/01), John D. Ireland, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$740 civil money penalty

 

 

 

2.

AF 1208

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Connie Stokes for Congress (GA/04), James A. Stokes, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$3,200 civil money penalty

 

 

 

3.

AF 1181

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Weiner (NY/09), Ira Spodek, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-Primary 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$3,000 civil money penalty

     

4.

AF 1212

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Mike Miles for Senate Committee (CO), Denise J. Cohen, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$3,500 civi money penalty

 

 

 

5.

AF 1113

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Stephanie Summers O'Neal for U.S. Congress (MS/02), Deborah J. Thornton, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$3,500 civil money penalty (not collected)

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES 

6.

AF 1190

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

American Public Power Association Public Ownership of Electric Resources PAC, P. Bianca Domally, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty

     

7.

AF 1122

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Brewery Soft Drink Beer Distr Optical Dental Misc Workers Warehousemen Help Local 830 PAC, Daniel H. Grace, treasurer

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$640 civil money penalty

     

8.

AF 1201

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Colonial Bancgroup Inc Federal Political Action Committee (Colonial Fed PAC), Glenda Allred, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$2,100 civil money penalty

 

 

 

9.

AF 1202

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$8,000 civil money penalty

     

10.

AF 1192

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Gillette Company Political Action Committee, The, John Gatlin, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$270 civil money penalty

 

 

 

11.

AF 930

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Lincoln Park Democratic Club

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2002

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$750(Reduced from $1,800 due to recalculation of penalty because of change in the number of days late.)

     

12.

AF 616

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Office and Professional Employees International Union – Voice The Electorate

 

REPORT:

April Quarterly 2002

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$2,550 civil money penalty

 

 

 

13.

AF 1205

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

RCG PAC, David Dill, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,125 civil money penalty

     

14.

AF 1189

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

San Antonio Police Officers Association Pol Action Committee, Clifford Morgan, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$450 civil money penalty(Reduced from $1,650 due to the level of activity on report.)

 

 

 

15.

AF 1194

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Sovereign Bancorp Inc PAC, Richard E. Kosak, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$260 civil money penalty

     

16.

AF 1207

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

United Brotherhood of Carpenters/Joiners of Amer New England Reg Carpenters Legis Emp Cmte, Glenn Marshall, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$5,000 civil money penalty

 

 

 

17.

AF 1195

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Verizon Communication Inc Good Govt Club, Joan Simpson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$3,425 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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