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US Charges K1MAN with Failure to Pay Fine

11/01/2010

Two US Attorneys have filed a Complaint (see below) in US District Court against Glenn Baxter, K1MAN, for not responding appropriately to an order that he pay a $21,000 fine for violating several sections of Part 97. The Complaint was filed October 25 in the US District Court for Maine.

The civil action was brought under Section 503(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 1.80 of the FCC Rules and Regulations.

The fine had been levied, according to the Complaint, “for defendant’s willful and repeated violations of Sections 97.101(d) [commencing transmissions on top of existing communications on 3.890 MHz] and 97.113(a)(3) [transmitting communications in which the station licensee or control operator has a pecuniary interest] of the Commission’s Rules, and for the defendant’s willful violation of Section 97.105(a) [exercising control over station] and 97.113(b) [broadcasting] of the Rules, and for failure to file requested information pursuant to an Enforcement Bureau directive.” [information in brackets added]

The Complaint seeks to force payment of the $21,000 fine along with a filing fee and “such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper.”

Additional FCC actions are anticipated.



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