Another pirate walks the plank


Nicolas Paula is a member of the spectrum buccaneer community, New York market division. His unlicensed station was caught operating on 94.5 MHz in the Bronx, and has been hit with a 17K fine by the FCC. The Commission did not go into much detail in announcing the circumstances behind bringing this privateer to justice, but the usual fine for a first offender is 10K, so we suspect that the offense was about 70% more egregious than usual. Paula did not protest the fine.