FCC Nixes Florida FM Pirate's Appeal Of Fine
August 30, 2016 at 11:16 AM (PT)
An alleged FLORIDA pirate FM radio operator's appeal of a $25,000 FCC fine has been dismissed as untimely.
FABRICE POLYNICE was fined for operating an unlicensed station on 90.1 FM in NORTH MIAMI, FL; the fine was put on public notice on APRIL 4, 2013, and POLYNICE had until MAY 4, 2013 to file a petition for reconsideration. POLYNICE did not file until SEPTEMBER 23rd of that year, and the Commission dismissed his petition for that reason, although the Enforcement Bureau also said that his petition would have been denied anyway because it "simply reiterates an argument previously rejected by the Bureau," in this case the allegation that an unknown third party was rebroadcasting his Internet stream without his knowledge and the assertion of inability to pay.