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For Immediate Release
August 3, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 12 more Administrative Fines cases with $26,045 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,117 the number of cases made public with $1,512,227 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 1292

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Al Green for Congress (TX/09), William A. Lawson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$6,500 civil money penalty

 

 

 

2.

AF 1214

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Broyhill for Congress (NC/05), Laney G. Orr, Jr., treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$11,000 civil money penalty

 

 

 

3.

AF 1285

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Byron for Congress (CA/49), Ramona Byron, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$140 civil money penalty

     

4.

AF 1290

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Richard Hoffman (NY/02), Grey C. Harris, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$150 civil money penalty (Reduced from $175 due to level of activity on report.)

 

 

 

5.

AF 1294

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

John McKinnis for Congress Inc. (MD/04), William L. Callahan, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

 

 

 

6.

AF 1283

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Randy Camacho for Congress 2004 (AZ/02), Stephen L. Boyd, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$2,250 civil money penalty

     

7.

AF 1211

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Sitter for Congress (CO/03), Brad Tafoya, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

8.

AF 1306

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

American Political Action Committee, Julie H. Versnel, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,800 civil money penalty

     

9.

AF 1304

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Contra Costa United Democratic Campaign AKA CCUDC, Gregory E. Sanborn, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$420 civil money penalty

     

10.

AF 1307

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Diageo North America Inc Employees’ Political Participation Committee, James Ricci, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$190 civil money penalty

     

11.

AF 1309

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Graphic Communications International Union Political Contributions Committee, Gerald Deneau, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

12.

AF 1310

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

IUOE Local 542 Operating Engineers Political Action Fund, Robert T. Heenan, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,295 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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