11 CFR § 7.7 - Prohibition against making complaints and investigations public.

§ 7.7 Prohibition against making complaints and investigations public.

(a)Commission employees are subject to criminal penalties if they discuss or otherwise make public any matters pertaining to a complaint or investigation under 52 U.S.C. 30109, without the written permission of the person complained against or being investigated. Such communications are prohibited by 52 U.S.C. 30109(a)(12)(A).

(b)Section 30109(a)(12)(B) of Title 52 of the United States Code provides as follows: “Any member or employee of the Commission, or any other person, who violates the provisions of [52 U.S.C. 30109(a)(12)(A)] shall be fined not more than $2,000. Any such member, employee, or other person who knowingly and willfully violates the provisions of [52 U.S.C. 30109(a)(12)(A)] shall be fined not more than $5,000.”

[79 FR 77844, Dec. 29, 2014]