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For Immediate Release
May 25, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 11 more Administrative Fines cases with $7,330 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,072 the number of cases made public with $1,464,600 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 1240

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Richard Hoffman (NY/18), Grey C. Harris, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$120 civil money penalty

 

 

 

2.

AF 1246

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Lott for Congress Committee (MS/04), Jerry Deas, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty

 

 

 

3.

AF 1241

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Paul Van Dam for U.S. Senate (UT), Shane N. Giddings, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$170 civil money penalty

     

4.

AF 1242

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Randy Camacho for Congress (AZ/02), Stephen L. Boyd, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

 

 

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES 

5.

AF 1256

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Americans for Democratic Action Inc Political Action Committee, Valerie D. Jacobs, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty

     

6.

AF 1257

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Arent Fox PLLC PAC (AFPAC), Craig Engle, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty

     

7.

AF 1258

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company Political Action Committee (AXA Equitable PAC), Paul J. Flora, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$3,000 civil money penalty

 

 

 

8.

AF 1262

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Sparta Inc Employees' Political Action Committee, Willaim D. Goodner, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

9.

AF 1263

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida (PAC), John W. Gray, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

 

 

 

10.

AF 1252

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Syngenta Corporation Political Action Committee (Syngenta PAC), Mark Detwiler, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$120 civil money penalty

     

11.

AF 1253

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

The New Democrat Network - PAC (NDN PAC), Simon Rosenberg, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$220 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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