FCC Files Court Complaint to Recover Unpaid Fine

The U.S. government has reportedly filed a complaint in a U.S. Federal District Court to obtain an $11,500 fine imposed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against a Pennsylvania man whose broadcasts interfered with amateur radio operations.

According to a news posting on the ARRL website, the FCC issued a Forfeiture Order in 2015 against Brian Crow of North Huntington, PA for allegedly causing deliberate interference with licensed radio operations during 2014. As part of its Forfeiture Order, the FCC levied a civil penalty of $11,500. However, to date, Crow has failed to pay the fine.

The government’s civil complaint, filed in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, seeks payment of the civil penalty noted in the original Forfeiture Order, as well as interest and all costs incurred by the plaintiffs.

Read the ARRL’s posting on the Court’s action

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