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FEC v. Taylor Congressional Committee



On June 22, 1988, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a default judgment in a suit that the FEC brought against the Taylor Congressional Committee, the principal campaign committee for Clarence Taylor's 1984 House campaign, and the Committee's treasurer, Richard L. Smith. (FEC v. Taylor Congressional Committee; Civil Action No. 88-0453 (SSH).)

In the default judgment, the district court decreed that:

  • Defendants had violated the terms of a conciliation agreement that they had entered into with the FEC in February 1988. (In the agreement, the defendants had agreed to pay a $1,500 civil penalty in two equal installments.)
  • Defendants had to pay the $1,500 penalty, an additional $500 penalty for violating the terms of the conciliation agreement and a small fee to cover the FEC's court costs in the case. These penalties had to be paid within 15 days from the date the court entered the default judgment against defendants.

Finally the court enjoined defendants from future similar violations of the election law.

Source:   FEC Record — January 1989