STATE OF MINNESOTA

CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE BOARD

CONCILIATION
AGREEMENT

In the matter of Friends of Phil Krinkie Committee, (#12434)

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 10A.28, subd. 3, the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board and Representative Philip Krinkie hereby agree as follows:

1. The Friends of Phil Krinkie Committee accepted two contributions from Beverly Aplikowski, $25 on August 25, 2001, and $100 on December 29, 2001.The total amount of these contributions, $125, exceeded by $25 the applicable $100 non-election year contribution limit, as set out in Minn. Stat. 10A.27, subd. 1 (a)(5). The amount of the excess contributions was not returned to the contributor within 60 days as required by Minn. Stat. 10A.15, subd. 3.

2. By letter dated September 9, 2002, Steven W. Freimuth, Treasurer, stated "I can assure the Board this was an accidental oversight and in no way an intentional violation of the rules."

3. Board records show that this is the first calendar year in which the Friends of Phil Krinkie Committee reported acceptance of a contribution that exceeded the applicable contribution limit. The Friends of Phil Krinkie Committee has been registered with the Board since May 29, 1990.

4. The parties agree that the Friends of Phil Krinkie Committee accepted cumulatively-excessive contributions resulting in an inadvertent violation of Minn. Stat. 10A.27, subd. 1 (a)(5) in calendar year 2001.

5. Philip Krinkie agrees to return to the contributor, Beverly Apilkowski, $25, one times the amount by which the contribution exceeded the applicable limit, and to forward a copy of the check and the accompanying letter returning the contribution to the Board after the date this conciliation agreement is signed by the Board Chair.

6. The Board imposes a civil fine of $25, one times the amount by which the contributions exceeded the applicable limit, to be paid to the Board for deposit in the general fund of the state.

8. Philip Krinkie hereby agrees to forward to the Board $25 by check or money order payable to the STATE OF MINNESOTA within 30 days after the date this Agreement is signed by the Board Chair. It is agreed by the parties that the copy of the check returning the contribution along with its accompanying letter, payment of the civil fine, and this Conciliation Agreement will be a bar to any civil proceeding under Minn. Stat. 10A.28, subds. 3 and 4.

9. It is further understood and agreed, however, that if the civil fine of $25 is not paid within the time specified in paragraph 8 above, then Philip Krinkie will personally be liable to pay a civil fine, under Minn. Stat. 10A.28 and 10A.34, subd. 1, in an amount calculated as follows:

(a) $50 or twice the amount by which the contributions exceeded the statutory limit, if payment is received 31 to 60 days after the date this Agreement is signed by the Board Chair;

(b) $75 or three times the amount by which the contributions exceeded the statutory limit, if payment is received 61 to 90 days after the date this Agreement is signed by the Board Chair;

(c) $100 or four times the amount by which the contributions exceeded the statutory limit, if payment is received 91 to 120 days after the date this Agreement is signed by the Board Chair.

10. It is further understood that if the civil fine is not paid within the times specified in paragraphs 8 and 9 above, the Board will proceed to enforce the provisions of Minn. Stat. 10A.28, subd. 4.

11. It is further understood and agreed that this Agreement is confidential until signed by Philip Krinkie and the Board Chair; the signed Agreement then shall become a matter of public record, and the statutory requirement of confidentiality shall no longer apply. Minn. Stat. 10A.02, subd. 11 and 10A.28, subd. 3.

Dated:

Philip Krinkie

Approved by the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

By Dated: Oct 16, 2002

Douglas A. Kelley

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, Chair