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  • Press Release

Compliance Cases Made Public

October 29, 2003

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For Immediate Release
October 29, 2003
Contact: George Smaragdis
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has recently made public its final action on four matters previously under review (MURs). This release contains only disposition information.

Specific released documents placed on the public record within the following closed MURs are cited following DISPOSITION heading. Release of these documents is consistent with the district court opinion in the December 19, 2001, decision of AFL-CIO v. FEC.

1-4. MURs 5230/5231/5232/5234  
  RESPONDENTS: Connecticut Reform Party Designation Committee, William F. Farren, treasurer [5230,5231,5232,5234]
  COMPLAINANTS: George Radzwillas [5230]

Helen A. Leka [5231]

Kenneth B. Jones [5232]

Peter D. Sullivan [5234]

  SUBJECT: Failure to file disclosure reports
  DISPOSITION: Reason to believe but took no further action*

Administratively terminate the committee

  DOCUMENTS ON PUBLIC RECORD: General Counsel''''s Report (dated September 3, 2003); certification of vote by Commissioners (date September 8, 2003)

*There are four administrative stages to the FEC enforcement process:

1. Receipt of proper complaint 3. "Probable cause" stage
2. "Reason to believe" stage 4. Conciliation stage

It requires the votes of at least four of the six Commissioners to take any action. The FEC can close a case at any point after reviewing a complaint. If a violation is found and conciliation cannot be reached, then the FEC can institute a civil court action against a respondent.

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