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FCC Fines Florida Pirate $10,000

FCC Fines Florida Pirate $10,000
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The FCC reaffirmed a $10,000 fine against Richard Munoz for illegally operating a radio station. Munoz told the FCC he agreed to purchase 50% of the station that was operating on 105.1 MHz in Tampa, Fla. from Daniel Morisma. Munoz believed there was an application for the radio station on file at the agency and that the station could go on the air while they awaited approval of the application. He also said he didn't have the funds to pay the fine. The agency said it was sorry he might have been duped, but found him liable for the violation. It also stated Munoz did not submit proof of financial hardship. He has 30 days to pay the penalty.