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  • Press Release

Committees Fined for Filing Reports Late

March 14, 2003

News Releases, Media Advisories

For Immediate Release
March 14, 2003
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission is releasing two more Administrative Fines cases with $5,175 in civil money penalties, bringing to 509 the number of cases made public with $721,371 in fines collected. 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, authorized by Congress in 1999 in response to a legislative recommendation made by the FEC (see News Release May 31, 2000), 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.

1. AF 0546
RESPONDENTS: Kalogianis for Congress, Inc., Patricia Jones, treasurer
REPORT: Year End 2001
PENALTY: $2,475 civil money penalty (not collected)
2. AF 0665
RESPONDENTS: Jim Sullivan for Congress, Paul E. DiSanto, treasurer
REPORT: July Quarterly 2002
PENALTY: $2,700 civil money penalty (not collected)

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