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Penalties for Failure to File Personal Financial Disclosure

Posted By gaethics On April 15, 2011 @ 3:29 pm In Enforcement Questions | No Comments

Penalties for Failure to File Personal Financial Disclosure

AUTOMATIC LATE FEES for Failure to File Personal Financial Disclosure:

  • No grace period for late filed PFDS
  • 1-14 DAYS late – a late fee of $125.00 shall be imposed for each financial disclosure statement that is filed late
  • 15-44 DAYS late- a late fee of $250.00 shall be imposed on the fifteenth day after the due date for such statement if such statement has not been filed (total of $375 in late fees).
  • 45 DAYS OR MORE late- A late fee of $1,000.00 shall be imposed on the forty-fifth day after the due date for such statement if the statement has not been filed. Campaign committee funds shall not be used to pay such penalty. (total of $1,375 in late fees).

Possible ADDITIONAL FEES/ FINES/ CIVIL PENALTIES for Failure to File Personal Financial Disclosure

  • If additional failure to file or willful failure to file is discovered in the course of a random audit, complaint investigation or an a Commission initiated investigation, after appropriate proceedings have been held, civil penalties of $1,000.00 for each violation/ failure to comply ($10,000.00 for a second occurrence of a violation of the same provision; $25,000.00 for each third or subsequent violation of the same provision).
  • The Attorney General’s Office can also pursue administrative proceedings and additional fines.
  • Knowing violation/ failure to comply with Act = misdemeanor
  • Knowingly filing false statements with State = felony
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