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Pirate Sentenced to Home Confinement

Pirate Sentenced to Home Confinement

A Florida Court sentenced unlicensed broadcaster Benjamin Leroy Carter to 18 months probation, 4 months of which will be served as home confinement. Carter is also required to perform 50 hours of community service. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division.
The conviction stems from an FCC investigation that began in February of 1999. The commission’s Tampa Florida office received complaints from residents and broadcasters in the Orlando, Florida area of interference to the reception of licensed radio broadcast stations in the area. Carter pled guilty to seven counts of unlicensed radio operation and agreed to forfeit all equipment used in connection with the unlicensed operation in November of 2002.