TRENTON – The Union City First Inc. political party committee has been hit with a fine of $68,725 for late filings by the Election Law Enforcement Commission.
ELEC slapped the political action committee of Union City Mayor and State Sen. Brian Stack with what is tied for the sixth largest fine doled out by ELEC, the organization reported.
The fines are for late filings from 2003 through 2005. ELEC said in announcing the fine that by entering into a consent order the organization treasurer Katia Stack and deputy treasurer Frederick Tomkins neither admit nor deny wrongdoing.
ELEC set a fine of $61,800 for 18 counts against the committee, and a fine of $6,925 for eight other counts.
ELEC stated it already had received an initial payment of $11,000 in April and as a result it reduced the total penalty to $55,000.
The balance, $44,000, will be paid by April 15, 2014, according to ELEC.
When reached for comment, a Stack spokesman, Mark Albiez, said measures have been taken to ensure the problem is not replicated in the future.
“The organization is regretful the filings were not made in a timely manner, however, we have taken measures to correct this matter and ensure that future filings are punctual,” Albiez said.