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FCC Slashes Pirate Fine to $250 From 10 Grand

Morey convinced commission he couldn’t pay

A Florida man will have to pay only $250 instead of the original $10,000 penalty for operation of an unlawful radio station.

Thomas Morey had been slapped with a notice of apparent liability for operating on 88.3 MHz from his garage for two to three weeks.

The regional director of the South Central Region of the Enforcement Bureau accepted the documentation submitted by Morey and his attorney that he “is in no position to be able to pay” the fine.