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Conroy Dawson, Paterson, New Jersey

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Sr. Member
Mar 9, 2006
ooh, this guy's gonna get it!!!

he was operating an FM pirate station out of his house, and was told by the FCC to stop.

so he moved his antenna and continued his FM call in show. the FCC again told him to stop.

he moved his antenna to a tree at a third location and kept transmitting.

the FCC is pursuing a 25,000 dollar judgement against him, and something tells me they aren't just going to drop this one.
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Sr. Member
Jan 24, 2006
fcc is crazy. o fine someone that kind of money.
and after they collect. where does this fine money go. just curious

BJ radionut

Supporting Member and 6m addict
May 9, 2008
35 miles East of Indianapolis
Section 503(b) of the Act authorizes the Commission to impose a forfeiture against any entity that “willfully or repeatedly fail to comply with any of the provisions of [the Act] or of any rule, regulation, or order issued by the Commission.”14 Here, Section 503(b)(2)(D) of the Act authorizes us to assess a forfeiture against Mr. Dawson up to $18,936 for each day of a continuing violation, up to a statutory maximum of $142,021:eek: for a single act or failure to act.
15. In exercising our forfeiture authority, we must consider the “nature, circumstances, extent, and gravity of the violation and, with respect to the violator, the degree of culpability, any history of prior offenses, ability to pay, and such other matters as justice may require.”16 In addition, the Commission has established forfeiture guidelines; they establish base penalties for certain violations and identify criteria that we consider when determining the appropriate penalty in any given case.17 Under these guidelines, we may adjust a forfeiture upward for violations that are egregious, intentional, or repeated, or that cause substantial harm or generate substantial economic gain for the violator.18 Section 1.80(b) of the Rules sets a base forfeiture of $10,000 for operation without an instrument of authorization for each violation or each day of a continuing violation.

The LID got off cheap...:whistle:
All the Best
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Sep 19, 2009
So let me get this straight. The FCC has the power to come out three times and tell you to stop using the transmitter illegally. The FCC also has the power to fine you $25,000 when you don't listen to simple requests.

Now, if the FCC was willing to apply a bit of common sense while working for the public, they might be using what had already proven effective many years ago.

Asking a law breaker to simply comply is not only weak, it sets the stage for non compliance. Make sure you stop the transmission on your first visit by confiscating the equipment and give the $25,000 warning, if you have to return again to correct the same problem.

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