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For Immediate Release
October 20, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 37 more Administrative Fines cases with $128,673 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,216 the number of cases made public with $1,641,132 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 1289

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Ada M. Fisher for Congress (NC/12), Langston Welch, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$975 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

2.

AF 1371

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Christensen 4 Congress (IL/06), Laura Beskar, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$4,500 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

3.

AF 1251

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

The Cody Robert Judy U.S. Senate Looking Good Campaign 2004 (UT), Cody R. Judy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,400 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

4.

AF 1302

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Crowson for Congress (WA/03), Anna Marie Broadhead, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

5.

AF 1249

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Jeff Seemann for Congress (OH/16), Michael Chaney, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$3,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

6.

AF 1299

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Jeff Seemann for Congress (OH/16), Michael Chaney, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

7.

AF 1369

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Jeff Seemann for Congress (OH/16), Michael Chaney, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$3,375 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

8.

AF 1362

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Friends of Jeff Smith (MO/03), Nick Adams, treausrer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$5,500 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

9.

AF 1367

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Fleming for Congress 2004 (NY/17), Neil J. McCarthy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$312 civil money penalty (not collected) (Reduced from $1,125 due to level of activity on report.)

     

10.

AF 1222

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Gary Nolan for President, Stephen L. Dasbach, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Monthly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$625 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

11.

AF 1268

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Gary Nolan for President, Stephen L. Dasbach, treasurer

 

REPORT:

december Monthly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$625 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

12.

AF 1348

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Gary Nolan for President, Stephen L. Dasbach, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$750 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

13.

AF 1298

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Honest Abe Hirschfeld for United States Senate (NY), George L. Espada, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$16,500 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

14.

AF 1368

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Honest Abe Hirschfeld for United States Senate (NY), George L. Espada, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$22,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

15.

AF 1297

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

James A. Garner Congressional Committee (NY/04), Louis M. Eustache, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$4,500 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

16.

AF 1366

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

James A. Garner Congressional Committee (NY/04), Louis M. Eustache, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$4,500 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

17.

AF 1339

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Jack Davis for Congress (NY/26), Robert R. Davis, treasurer

 

REPORT:

48-Hour Reports (General Election)

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$11,200 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

18.

AF 1370

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

John McConnel Wolfe Jr. for Congress (TN/03) Albert F. Teague, Jr., treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty (not collected) (Reduced from $900 due to level of activity on report.)

     

19.

AF 1296

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Liffrig for Senate (ND), Ken Krumm, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$4,500 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

20.

AF 1300

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Morris Meyer for Congress (TX/06), Edward B. Harmann, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

21.

AF 1150

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Pat Neal for Congress (CA/45), Marty Kreisler, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty (not collected) (Reduced from $3,500 due to level of activity on report.)

     

22.

AF 1377

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Socas for Congress (VA/10), Andrew T. O'Dell, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$11,875 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

23.

AF 1374

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Stace Williams for U. S. Congress (TX/19), Charles W. Darter, Jr., treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,350 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

24.

AF 1213

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$5,250 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

25.

AF1363

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$7,875 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

26.

AF 1360

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Steven Reifman for Congress (MI/09), Andrew Glazer, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

27.

AF 1364

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Whit for Congress (NC/04), Jennifer B. Phillips, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty (not collected)

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

28.

AF 1271

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

American Psychiatric Association Political Action Committee, Vivian Pender, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

29.

AF 1379

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Americans for Democratic Action Inc. PAC, Valerie Dulk Jacobs, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$115 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

30.

AF 1204

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Independent Action Inc., Ralph Santora, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$4,000 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

31.

AF 1331

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Independent Action Inc., Ralph Santora, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$4,375 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

32.

AF 1390

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Independent Action Inc., Ralph Santora, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$625 civil money penalty (not collected) (Reduced from $4,375 due to level of activity on report.)

     

33.

AF 1173

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Lincoln Club of Riverside County, Kathleen A. Daley, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$625 civil money penalty (not collected) (Reduced from $900 due to level of activity on report.)

     

34.

AF 1026

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Northside Democrats Untied, Denise Poelsterl, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2002

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,800 civil money penalty (not collected) (Reduced from $2,700 due to level of activity on report.)

     

35.

AF 1384

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$181 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

36.

AF 1280

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

WAWA Inc. Political Action Committee, John Dimeglio, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty (not collected)

     

37.

AF1318

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

WAWA Inc. Political Action Committee, John Dimeglio, treasurer

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$240 civil money penalty (not collected)

 

*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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