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Media Contact: 
Will Wiquist, (202) 418-0509
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, October 11, 2017—The Federal Communications Commission has imposed a 
fine proposed last spring against a New York City resident for operating a radio transmitter on 
frequencies that the Commission has licensed to the New York Police Department (NYPD), 
causing interference with the NYPD’s radio system.  The individual, Jay Peralta, has been fined
$404,166 for this egregious conduct.
From April through August 2016, Mr. Peralta transmitted threatening messages directed at NYPD 
officers.  These messages included false bomb threats and false officer-in-distress calls to NYPD 
dispatchers.  The NYPD provided the FCC with a written statement by Mr. Peralta, who is 
currently in custody pending a trial for related charges, in which he acknowledged making nine 
unauthorized transmissions on the NYPD’s radio system. 
The Commission announced its intention to fine Mr. Peralta in April.  As with any such action, 
Mr. Peralta was provided notice of the Commission’s proposed fine and provided a chance to 
respond.  Given Mr. Peralta’s lack of any response to this notice, the Commission has today 
adopted a fine in the same amount as the earlier proposal.  The Commission expects prompt
payment of a fine.  If such a payment is not received within 30 days, the matter is referred to the 
Justice Department for collection.
The FCC is tasked with overseeing use of the nation’s radio frequency spectrum and issues
licenses under which entities such as broadcasters, public safety agencies, and wireless phone and 
data networks operate.  
The fine, formally called a Forfeiture Order, is available at:
Action by the Commission October 10, 2017 by Forfeiture Order (FCC 17-130).  Chairman Pai, 
Commissioners Clyburn, O’Rielly, Carr and Rosenworcel approving.
Office of Media Relations: (202) 418-0500
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action.  Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes 
official action.  See MCI v. FCC, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).