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For Immediate Release
August 4, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 19 more Administrative Fines cases with $14,771 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,136 the number of cases made public with $1,526,998 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.

PARTY COMMITTEES 

1.

AF 1336

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Constitutional Party of Pennsylvania, James N. Clymer, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

 

 

 

2.

AF 1320

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Democratic Party of Orange County Fed PAC (CA), James Pantone, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,400 civil penalty

 

 

 

3.

AF 1321

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Independence Party of Minnesota, Daniel Justesen, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$230 civil penalty

     

4.

AF 1337

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Kennebunkport Democratic Committee (ME), Richard Van Bergen, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$300 civil penalty

 

 

 

5.

AF 1322

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

WV Republican State Executive Committee, Hiram C. Lewis, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$6,600 civil money penalty

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

6.

AF 1323

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Political Action Committee, Dee Swanson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$300 civil money penalty

     

7.

AF 1327

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Americans for Democratic Action Inc Political Action Committee, Valerie Dulk Jacobs, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty

     

8.

AF 1324

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Calumet PAC, Terrence Bronowski, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

9.

AF 1329

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Colonial Bancgroup Inc Federal Political Action Committee (Colonial Fed PAC), Harlan Parrish, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,350 civil money penalty

     

10.

AF 1332

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Italian American Democratic Leadership Council,          Dr. Philip Piccigallo, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$300 civil money penalty

     

11.

AF 1333

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Kelly Services Inc Political Action Committee (KELLYPAC), James D. McIntire, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

     

12.

AF 1311

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Keyspan Energy Political Action Committee (KEYPAC), Ed Carr, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$130 civil money penalty

     

13.

AF 1312

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

LaFarge North America Inc PAC, David W. Carroll, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$195 civil money penalty

     

14.

AF 1313

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Pipefitters’ Local Union No 522 Political Action Fund, Danny Despain, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$120 civil money penalty

     

15.

AF 1314

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Teamsters Local Union No 688 PAC, Joseph A. Galli, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$155 civil money penalty

     

16.

AF 1315

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Trover Solutions Inc, Douglas R. Sharps, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$440 civil money penalty

     

17.

AF 1316

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Uniformed Firefighters Association Political Action Committee, Robert Straub, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$690 civil money penalty

     

18.

AF 1317

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$193 civil money penalty

     

19.

AF 1319

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Women’s Alliance for Israel (WAI-PAC), Roberta Firestone, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$218 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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