§ 111.24 Civil Penalties (52 U.S.C. 30109(a)(5), (6), (12), 28 U.S.C. 2461 nt.).

  1. a. (a) Except as provided in 11 CFR part 111, subpart B and in paragraph (b) of this section, a civil penalty negotiated by the Commission or imposed by a court for a violation of the Act or chapters 95 or 96 of title 26 (26 U.S.C.) shall be as follows:

    1. 1. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, in the case of a violation of the Act or chapters 95 or 96 of title 26 (26 U.S.C.), the civil penalty shall not exceed the greater of $18,750 or an amount equal to any contribution or expenditure involved in the violation.

    2. 2. (2) Knowing and willful violations.

      1. i. (i) In the case of a knowing and willful violation of the Act or chapters 95 or 96 of title 26 (26 U.S.C.), the civil penalty shall not exceed the greater of $40,000 or an amount equal to 200% of any contribution or expenditure involved in the violation.

      2. ii. (ii) Notwithstanding paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section, in the case of a knowing and willful violation of 52 U.S.C. 30122,the civil penalty shall not be less than 300% of the amount of any contribution involved in the violation and shall not exceed the greater of $65,593 or 1,000% of the amount of any contribution involved in the violation.

  2. b. (b) Any Commission member or employee, or any other person, who in violation of 52 U.S.C. 30109(a)(12)(A) makes public any notification or investigation under 52 U.S.C. 30109 without receiving the written consent of the person receiving such notification, or the person with respect to whom such investigation is made, shall be fined not more than $5,609. Any such member, employee, or other person who knowingly and willfully violates this provision shall be fined not more than $14,023.