Unlicensed FM radio operator arrested
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Source: Mi2N - April 16, 2002
An investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement
Bureau led to the arrest of Paul Dorleans for operating an unlicensed FM
radio station on 87.9 MHz in Brooklyn, New York, said the FCC. US marshals,
working in conjunction with FCC agents and the Office of the United States
Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, made the arrest.
"Prior FCC enforcement actions had failed to deter Mr. Dorleans' unlicensed
operation of the FM Station," said an FCC statement. "The FCC, on more than
one occasion, had issued notices to Mr. Dorleans directing him to cease
operation of the unlicensed station. Further, the U. S. Marshal's Service,
in conjunction with the United States Attorney's Office and the FCC, had
seized his radio equipment on one previous occasion."
This year, investigation of unlicensed broadcast operations by the FCC's
Enforcement Bureau has resulted in the shutdown of over 20 unlicensed
stations, it added.
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