Agenda Item
Docket No. 21-316
Request that the Board waive a $2,000 campaign finance late fee assessed against John Davis Mosely, Jr., a candidate for District Judge, 1st Judicial District Court, ES 1, Div. G, Caddo Parish, in the November 4, 2014 election, whose 2018 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report was filed 636 days late.

Robert King the report preparer for Judge Mosely, requests a waiver and states the following:

When they received the late fee assessment they looked in their records and located the Personal Finance Disclosure Report copy of the 2018 report. The report was prepared but somehow the electronic filing was never sent or was sent, but never went through. There was no activity in 2018. As soon as the notice was received they resubmitted the electronic file of the report. He states the reports for at least the last 20 years have been filed timely.

ELECTION: November 4, 2014
REPORTS DUE: February 15, 2019
REPORTS FILED: November 2, 2020

ACTIVITY REPORT: $-0 Receipts; $-0 Expenditures; $734.39 Funds on Hand at the Close of Reporting Period.This amount was brought forward to the 11/3/2020 election


30-P (1 day late) - $60

11/4/2014 Election: 30-P (8 days late)- $480 - Suspend all but $200- PAID

$280 Reassessed - Not received

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 for each day until such report is filed.

18:1495.4D(1) If the final report of a candidate for an election, as required by Paragraph (5), (6), or (7)of Subsection B of this Section, shows a deficit or a surplus, the candidate and his treasurer, if any, shall file supplemental reports with the supervisory committee of all information required in R.S. 18:1495.5. Such reports shall be filed annually no later than February fifteenth and shall be complete through the preceding December thirty-first. Such a supplemental report shall be filed each year until a report has been filed which shows no deficit and until any surplus campaign funds have been disposed of in accordance with R.S. 18:1505.2(I). The report on surplus funds shall disclose the disbursement of such funds in the same manner as expenditures are reported.

Rule 1205C provides that if a report is filed more than 10 days late and the amount of activity on the report is less than the amount of the late fee to be assessed, the staff may reduce the late fee to the amount of activity or 10 times the per-day penalty, whichever is greater

Reduce to $600 based on Rule 1205C; decline to waive.

Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2021-316 - CF Waiver Request John Davis Mosely Jr. SUPP 2108