Case Resolutions (Without Fine/Penalty)

Some cases resolve without the issuance of an administrative penalty. In those instances, the FPPC's Enforcement Division will issue a letter to the person or persons complained about to conclude the case. There are three types of letters used. 

  1. Warning Letters – A Warning Letter is issued if a violation of the Act is found but the seriousness of the offense is low, public harm is minimal, and/or other mitigation is found so that a monetary fine is not warranted. Since no administrative penalty is imposed, these letters are issued by the Enforcement Division and do not require approval by the Commissioners. A warning letter can be considered a prior action by the Enforcement Division when considering a future penalty.
  2. Advisory Letters - If there is insufficient evidence to prosecute a case but the person complained about appears to need information about the Act to ensure future compliance, the Enforcement Division closes the case with an advisory letter.
  3. No Action Letters – If there is insufficient evidence to prosecute a case and no further information would be helpful or informative, the Enforcement Division issues a No Action Letter to conclude the case.

Ten days after a case is closed with a warning, advisory, or no action letter, the letter is posted online. All such letters that have been issued since July 1, 2009 may be found below, along with a search box and drop down menus to more easily look up letters with certain words, names, or dates.

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