A $20,000 pirate fine against Luis Angel Ayora has escalated to a forfeiture order.
In April 2014, the New York office of the Enforcement Bureau proposed the penalty against Ayora for operating an unlicensed transmitter on 91.9 MHz in Queens, N.Y.
The Enforcement Bureau said in its decision it repeatedly warned him that operating an unlicensed station is illegal. “The fact that Mr. Ayora would ignore the commission’s warnings demonstrates a deliberate disregard for the commission’s authority and its rules, warranting a significant penalty,” stated G. Michael Moffitt, regional director of the Northeast Region of the Enforcement Bureau.
Ayora hasn’t responded to the NAL, so the bureau has escalated the penalty.
If not paid within 30 days, the case may be turned over to the Justice Department for collection.