FCC Affirms Maximum Penalty For Miami Pirates

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NORTH MIAMI, FLA. — The FCC at its September 2017 Open Meeting proposed a $144,344 fine — the highest it is authorize to hand out — to Fabrice Polynice and Harold and Veronise Sido.

Polynice is the individual who has been determined to be responsible for a Haitian Creole station operating for several years at 90.1 MHz, audible across much of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market. The property owners of locales where Polynice operated his pirate radio stations — the Sidos — were also tied to the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, a first for the Commission.

Ten months later, this pirate radio station is still broadcasting. On Thursday, the FCC moved forward with a Forfeiture Order.


RBR+TVBR OBSERVATION: “OOH … The FCC is fining us. And??” At this point, do you really think Polynice really cares? FULL TEXT BELOW FOR MEMBERS ONLY.


 

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