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Conroy Dawson, Paterson, New Jersey

Discussion in 'FCC Activity' started by FCC Recent Releases -, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. The Enforcement Bureau proposes a monetary forfeiture in the amount of $25,000 for the operation of an unlicensed FM broadcast station

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  2. loosecannon

    loosecannon Sr. Member

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    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.
    LC
     
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  3. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    More proof that there is no cure for stupidity.
     
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  4. PA629

    PA629 Active Member

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    On the other hand, you have to give him an A for persistence....... :whistle:
     
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  5. StrangeBrew

    StrangeBrew Well-Known Member

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    Is it just my imagination or does it seem like a lot of these FM pirates are in Joisey?
     
  6. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    and South Fl.
     
  7. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    Makes me wonder what the heck they are broadcasting that makes them keep doing it even after being warned.
     
  8. jon666

    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    fcc is crazy. o fine someone that kind of money.
    and after they collect. where does this fine money go. just curious
     
  9. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    US Gov't General fund
     
  10. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    Yes; but a F for failing to understand just how well dipped in excrement he has become.
     
  11. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member

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    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
    Gary
     
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  12. space cowboy

    space cowboy Quack Quack

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    Never give up on your dreams.
     
  13. jdobbs2001

    jdobbs2001 Active Member

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    I bet they will garnish wages etc. how stupid can you get.
     

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