Description: Enforcement proceeding concerning failures to comply with disclosure and reporting requirements for campaign spending.
In re Murray Energy Corp.
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/15/2015 Conciliation Agreement Download Conciliation agreement signed by FEC counsel. Murray Energy Agreed to Pay Fine for Pro-Coal, Anti-Obama Signs. Murray Energy Corporation (Murray Energy) paid a $5,000 fine to resolve an enforcement case brought by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) involving the company’s campaign spending for yard signs in Ohio and Pennsylvania in 2012 that read “STOP the WAR on COAL—FIRE OBAMA.” The conciliation agreement executed by Murray Energy and the FEC said that the FEC had “found reason to believe” that Murray Energy violated disclosure and reporting requirements for public communications that expressly advocate for the election or defeat of a federal candidate.