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CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD ASSESSES PENALTIES AT ITS REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING

 

Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Molly Watkins  (212) 306-7150 January 13, 2005

Andrea Lynn (212) 306-7145

The New York City Campaign Finance Board today assessed penalties against one candidate from the 2001 elections and three candidates from the 2003 elections for various violations of the Campaign Finance Act, including acceptance of prohibited contributions, expenditure limit violations, and late response to the draft audit report. A complete list of violations and penalties appears below.

 

Candidate Office Sought Type of Violation Recommended Penalty Total Recommended Penalties
Crowley, Elizabeth (2001 elections) CD #30 Failing to respond completely and adequately as specifically directed in the draft audit report to allegations of fraud and misrepresentation in connection with the submission of nine contributions made through $20 money orders $10,000 $56,267
Failing to respond completely and adequately as specifically directed in the draft audit report to allegations of fraud and misrepresentation in connection with the submission of seven contributions made through $75 money orders $10,000
Failing to properly respond to questions regarding in-kind contributions from labor unions $1,500
Late response to draft audit report $10,000
Exceeding primary expenditure limit by $3,413 $5,119
Exceeding general expenditure limit by $5,696 $17,088
$1,000 corporate in-kind contribution $200
$1,000 corporate in-kind contribution $200
$250 over-the-limit contribution $200
$500 and $1,000 over-the-limit contributions $400
$1,000 over-the-limit contribution $200
Failing to provide three intermediary contribution affirmation statements $120
Failing to file a contemporaneous daily disclosure statement Violation, no penalty
Filing Statement 14 (765) days late $1,000
Filing Statement 15 one (1) day late $40
Failure to provide bank statements $100
Impermissible post-election expenditure $100
Martinez, Juan (2003 elections)

CD #34 Filing disclosure statement 5 (2) days late Infraction, no penalty $0
Reyna, Diana (2003 elections) CD #34 $10,892 primary expenditure limit violation $21,784 $22,359
Filing disclosure statement 10 (2) days late $200
$250 over-the-limit contribution $125
$2,750 over-the-limit contribution $250
Joel Rivera (2003 elections) CD #15 Unregistered political committee contribution $50 $600
Undocumented, misreported in-kind contribution $300
Corporate in-kind contribution $250

 

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