When we last wrote about four South Florida men that the commission had said operated pirate stations, the men were fined.
Now, the FCC says none of them — Damian Anthony Ojouku Allen, Michael William Downer, McArthur Bussey and Burt Byng — responded to the Notices of Liability issued this summer.
So now the agency has upheld a total of $65,000 in fines and issued Forfeiture Orders.
Downer and Allen were fined $20,000 each for operating unauthorized stations on 101.1MHz in Pompano Beach and 102.1 MHz in Lauderhill. Bussey was told to pay$15,000 for operating a pirate at 89.1 MHz in Fort Lauderdale while Byng received a $10,000 penalty for operating an unauthorized facility on 107.1 in Miami.
They have 30 days to pay or the cases may be turned over to the Justice Department for collection.