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For Immediate Release
December 12, 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 $12,480 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,240 the number of cases made public with $1,657,678 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 1373

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Arlette Molina for Congress, Yvette Mitchell, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty (not paid)

     

2.

AF 1147

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Belk 2004 U. S. Senate, Marcus T. Belk, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,975 civil money penalty (not paid)

     

3.

AF 1421

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Christensen 4 Congress, Laura Beskar, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2005

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty (Reduced from $5,625 due to level of activity on report.)

     

4.

AF 1347

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Cody Robert Judy U.S. Senate, Cody R. Judy, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$135 civil money penalty (not paid)

     

5.

AF 1357

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Cravins for Congress, Donald Cravins, Jr., treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$3,500 civil money penalty

     

6.

AF 1414

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Kurita for U.S. Senate, George I. Kurita, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2005

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$1,350 civil money penalty

     

7.

AF 1269

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Sharpton 2004, Andrew A. Rivera, treasurer

 

REPORT:

December Monthly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$375 civil money penalty

     

8.

AF 1417

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Stephanie Summers O’Neal for U.S. Congress, Deborah J. Thornton, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2005

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$0 civil money penalty (Reduced from $9,000 due to level of activity on report.)

     

9.

AF 1146

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Sue Helm for Congress Committee, Robert McCloskey, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$620 civil money penalty

     

10.

AF 1375

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Virgil Yanta for Congress, Karol K. Yanta, treasurer

 

REPORT:

Year End 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$3,375 civil money penalty (not paid)

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

11.

AF 1335

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

30 Day Post-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$250 civil money penalty (not paid)

*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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