For immediate release: 11/19/2015

FPPC Enforcement Decisions: November 19, 2015

 

Contact: Jay Wierenga , (916) 322-7761

 

The following are enforcement decisions approved by the Fair Political Practices Commission at its regular monthly meeting held on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Decisions are listed by category and include a brief summary of each case and the total amount of any administrative fine or fines in each case.

Additional information on each of the enforcement cases below can be found in the November agenda on the FPPC website at www.fppc.ca.gov. FPPC agendas are distributed and posted on the agency website at least 10 days prior to each monthly meeting.

The web version of the agenda includes links to the stipulations agreed to by the commission and by the individuals and organizations subject to the fines, or the default decisions proposed to the commission. Exhibits in support of the stipulations and proposed default decisions are also available on the website. If you or need further assistance, please contact the FPPC communications office at (916) 322-7761 or press@fppc.ca.gov.

Over-the-Limit Contributions

San Joaquin County Republican Central Committee/California Republican Victory Fund and Louis Lemos. Contributions over the limit of $32,500 only could be accepted and kept by the committee if the funds were split between the committee’s all-purpose (candidate) account and its restricted use (non-candidate) account at the time of deposit, with the amount deposited into the all-purpose (candidate) account not to exceed $32,500. The Central Committee received a contribution in the amount of $50,000 from the committee known as Re-Elect Bill Emmerson for Senate 2012. The Central Committee deposited the entire contribution into its all-purpose (candidate) account. The over-the-limit portion ($17,500) was not transferred to the central committee’s restricted use (non-candidate) account, and some of the over-the-limit funds were used to support Bill Berryhill for Senate 2012. Fine: $5,000

Campaign Reporting

California Citizens for Fair Government failed to include the Orange County Employees Association in the committee’s name and failed to disclose the Orange County Employees Association as a sponsor on the committee’s statement of organization. Fine: $3,500 Leticia Vasquez and Vasquez 4 Water Board 2012. For the reporting period ending December 31, 2012, Vasquez and her committee failed to timely report receipt of non-monetary contributions totaling approximately $2,202. Fine: $222.

Campaign Non-Filer

Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana failed to file supplemental independent expenditure reports for the January 1, 2015 through April 18, 2015 and April 19, 2015 through May 16, 2015 reporting periods. Fine: $500.

Committee to Elect Michael V. Johnson City Council 2014. Johnson and Committee to Elect Michael V. Johnson City Council 2014 failed to timely file a semiannual campaign statement for the October 19, 2014 through December 31, 2014 reporting period. Fine: $275.

Robert Shield for Grossmont Union High School Board 2014 and Robert Shield. Shield and Robert Shield for Grossmont Union High School Board 2014 failed to timely file a semiannual campaign statement for the October 19, 2014 through December 31, 2014 reporting period. Fine: $217.

Hilemon for Grossmont Healthcare Board 2014, Brian Hilemon, and Lauren Hilemon. Hilemon for Grossmont Healthcare Board 2014, and Hilemon failed to timely file a semiannual campaign statement for the October 19, 2014 through December 31, 2014 reporting period. Fine: $216.

Statement of Economic Interests – Non-Filer

Steve Bogart as a Board Member with the Calpella County Water District, failed to timely file a 2012, 2013 and 2014 Annual Statements of Economic Interests. Fine: $600.

Randy Beckler as a Board Member with the Airport Land Commission, failed to timely file an Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests. Fine: $400.

$50 Annual Fee

Committee to Elect Luis J. Castro for Calexico City Council Member 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Ana Cubas for Los Angeles City Council District 9 2013 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Friends to Re-Elect Hector Delgado for City Council 2011 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

The Mexican American Political Association-PAC to Oppose Measure A Los Angeles 2013 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Re-Elect Lan Nguyen for School Board 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

The Committee to Elect Debbie Ponte for Supervisor 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Robinson for City Council 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Friends of Mike Spence for City Council 2013 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Friends of Mike Spence for School Board 2011 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Wagner for Assembly 2014 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Moore for City Council 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Cook-Kallio for Mayor 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Hooker Oak Alliance failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Ron Briggs for Supervisor failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Elliot Kirschenmann for Council 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

For the Children failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Ian N. Oglesby for City Council failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

The Corona Taxpayers Association failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Friends of Lisa Kaplan failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Rebecca Saltzman for BART Director 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Sacramento Central Labor Council failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

The Committee to Elect Ron “Mik” Mikulaco Supervisor District 1 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

The Committee to Elect Michael Wilson Indio City Council 2014 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

The Citizens for Twenty-First Century Elk Grove Schools failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Association of Educators PAC failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles PAC Sponsored by Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Larry Agran for Mayor 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Jill Wynns for School Board 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Hackbarth-McIntyre for Mayor 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Daly City Police officers Association Political Action Committee failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Howard Chang for School Board failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Raul Cantu for City Council 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Committee to Re-Elect Dee Andrews failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Francisco for City Council 2011 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Council of Professional Organizations of Firefighters of Santa Clara County PAC failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Committee to Elect Larry Malmberg to the Board of Directors of East Valley Water District in 2013 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

National Electric Contractors Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter) Political Action Committee AKA “Neca-Santa Clara PAC failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Committee to Elect Bill Ruh Montclair City Council 2010 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Cline for Council 2014 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Azusa Educators Association Political Action Committee failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

The People for Keith Millhouse, Council 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Committee to Vote Kelly Long Pleasant Valley School District Board of Trustee 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Vasquez for Democratic County Central Committee failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Manuel Saucedo 4 State Assembly 2013 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Chiesa for Supervisor – 2016 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Citizens for a Safe Ventura County failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Magdalena G. Carrasco for East Side Union High School Board of Trustees 2012 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

PAC-Fifteen failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

San Francisco Women’s Political Committee failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Irvine Citizens Against Rampant Expansion (ICARE) A Committee Opposed to Measure B Sponsored by Irvine Tomorrow failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Alvarado for Supervisor 2013 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Larry Lee for City Council 2014 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Committee to Elect Elaine Freeman failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Committee to Re-Elect Angelica Garcia for City Council 2013 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Mexican American Political Association-PAC to Support Ron Gochez for L.A. Council 2013 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Mexican American Political Association-PAC to Support Gil Cedillo for L.A. Council 2013 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Garden Grove Citizens for Safe Access failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Tuolumne County Republican Party (State) failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $400.

Committee to Elect Leslie A. Irving 2013 Compton College District 2 failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Committee on Political Education (COPE) failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

Friends of Kate O’Brien failed to pay the 2013 $50.00 annual fee to the Secretary of State’s Office. Fine: $200.

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