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Kieffer v. FEC


On April 23, 2001, the plaintiffs filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The complaint appeals a civil money penalty the Commission imposed on Bayne for Congress (the Committee) and Ms. Kieffer, as treasurer, for failure to file the Committee's 2000 October Quarterly Report. The Committee attempted to file a termination report in June of 2000.


In December 2000, the Commission found reason to believe that the Committee and Ms. Kieffer had violated 2 U.S.C. §434(a), which requires the timely filing of reports by political committees, by not filing the Committee's October 2000 Quarterly Report. The Commission assessed a civil money penalty in the amount of $4,500 in accordance with 11 CFR 111.43.

Source: FEC Record July 2001