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FEC v. Dave Gentry for Congress Committee


On September 28, 1999, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, found in a default judgment that the Dave Gentry for Congress Committee (the Committee) and its treasurer violated the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) when they failed to comply with the Act's reporting requirements. Mr. Gentry was defeated in the 1996 general election for Florida's 5th congressional district.

The Committee and its treasurer violated 2 U.S.C. §§434(a)(2)(A)(i), (ii) and (iii) and 434(a)(2)(B)(ii) by failing to file five reports of receipts and disbursements until after the deadlines established by the Act. Specifically, they failed to file the reports listed below in a timely manner.

  • The 1995 Year End Report
  • The April 1995 Quarterly Report
  • The July 1996 Quarterly Report
  • The 1996 12 Day Pre-Primary Report
  • The 1996 30 Day Post-General Election Report

The court ordered the Committee and its treasurer to pay a civil penalty of $25,000 to the FEC within fifteen days of the final order and default judgment.

Source:   FEC Record November 1999.