(a) Any person who makes an expenditure prohibited herein shall be subject to a civil
penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such expenditure.
(b) Any person who fails to file or amend the disclosure form (see appendix B) to be
filed or amended if required herein, shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less
than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.
(c) A filing or amended filing on or after the date on which an administrative action
for the imposition of a civil penalty is commenced does not prevent the imposition
of such civil penalty for a failure occurring before that date. An administrative action is commenced with respect to a failure when an investigating
official determines in writing to commence an investigation of an allegation of such
(d) In determining whether to impose a civil penalty, and the amount of any such penalty,
by reason of a violation by any person, the agency shall consider the nature, circumstances,
extent, and gravity of the violation, the effect on the ability of such person to
continue in business, any prior violations by such person, the degree of culpability
of such person, the ability of the person to pay the penalty, and such other matters
as may be appropriate.
(e) First offenders under paragraphs (a) or (b) of this section shall be subject to a
civil penalty of $10,000, absent aggravating circumstances. Second and subsequent offenses by persons shall be subject to an appropriate civil
penalty between $10,000 and $100,000, as determined by the agency head or his or her
(f) An imposition of a civil penalty under this section does not prevent the United States
from seeking any other remedy that may apply to the same conduct that is the basis
for the imposition of such civil penalty.
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