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Docket No. 12-1789
 
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RE:
Request that the Board waive the $640 campaign finance late fee assessed against Frank "Paco" Besson, a candidate for Grand Isle Chief of Police, in the March 24, 2012 election, whose 10-G campaign finance disclosure report was filed 16 days late.
Comments:
ELECTION: March 24, 2012
TYPE OF REPORT : 10-G

DAYS LATE: 16

ASSESSED FEE : $640

REPORT DUE: April 11, 2012

REPORT FILED: April 24, 2012

ACTIVITY REPORTED:

$6,975 in contributions

$8053.01 in expenditures

OTHER LATE FILINGS: None

Facts:
In connection with his request for a waiver of the $640 late fee assessed for the late filing of a 10-G campaign finance report, Frank "Paco" Besson, states that he is a first time candidate who was unfamiliar with the reporting requirements. He further states that completing the paperwork was a confusing process. He also states that the late fee would present a hardship on his family, especially since Hurricane Isaac caused three feet of water to come into his home. Mr. Besson is an any other level candidate. He was an unsuccessful candidate.

Law:
18:1505.4.A(1) Any candidate, the treasurer or chairman of a political committee, or any other person required to file any reports under this Chapter, who knowingly fails to file or who knowingly fails to timely file any such reports as are required by this Chapter may be assessed a civil penalty as provided in R.S.42:1157 for each day until such report is filed.

Recommendations:
Suspend all but $100 based on future compliance.
Assigned Attorney: Aneatra Boykin
 
 
ATTACHMENTS:
Description:
2012-1789- Waiver Request