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For Immediate Release
January 27, 2006
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing four more Administrative Fines cases with $21,760 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1249 the number of cases made public with $1,669,598 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 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 1419

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2005

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$6,750 civil money penalty (not paid)

     

2.

AF 1423

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Magnum for Congress (WI/02), Thomas Diehl, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2005

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$300 civil money penalty(Reduced from $6,500 due to level of activity on report.)

     

3.

AF 1422

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

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

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2005

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$14,250 civil money penalty (not paid)

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

4.

AF 1164

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Police Officer Political Action Committee, Debra L. Schneider, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

$460 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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