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                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                        )         
                              )         
Marcel (NMI) Charles          )    File No.: EB-02-TP-264
AKA Marcel M. Charles              )    NAL/Acct.             No. 
200232700021
AKA Mariel M. Charles                   )    FRN 0007-3086-12
AKA Joseph M. Charles                             )
Immokalee, Florida                 )


                        FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:  January 31, 2003                             Released:  
February 4, 2003

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In  this  Forfeiture  Order  (``Order''),  we  issue  a 
          monetary  forfeiture  in the  amount  of  ten  thousand 
          dollars  ($10,000)  to  Marcel  (NMI)  Charles,  a.k.a. 
          Marcel  M. Charles,  a.k.a. Mariel  M. Charles,  a.k.a. 
          Joseph  M.   Charles  (``Mr.  Charles'')  for   willful 
          violation of Section  301 of the Communications Act  of 
          1934,  as  amended  (``Act'').1  The  noted   violation 
          involves  Mr.  Charles's  operation  of  an  unlicensed 
          radio station on the frequency 103.3 MHz. 

     2.   On  August  5,  2002,  the  District  Director  of  the 
Commission's  Tampa,  Florida  Field  Office  (``Tampa  Office'') 
issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (``NAL'') in 
the amount of $10,000 to Mr. Charles.2  Mr. Charles has not filed 
a response to the  NAL.  Based on the  information before us,  we 
affirm the forfeiture.

     3.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED THAT,  pursuant to  Section 
503(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended  (``Act''),3 
and Sections 0.111,  0.311 and 1.80(f)(4)  of the Rules,4  Marcel 
Charles IS  LIABLE FOR  A MONETARY  FORFEITURE in  the amount  of 
$10,000 for willfully violating Section 301 of the Act.

     4.   Payment of the forfeiture shall  be made in the  manner 
provided for in Section 1.80 of  the Rules within 30 days of  the 
release of this Order.  If the forfeiture is not paid within  the 
period specified, the case may  be referred to the Department  of 
Justice for collection  pursuant to Section  504(a) of the  Act.5  
Payment shall be made by  mailing a check or similar  instrument, 
payable  to   the   order   of   the   ``Federal   Communications 
Commission,'' to the Federal Communications Commission, P.O.  Box 
73482, Chicago,  Illinois 60673-7482.   The payment  should  note 
NAL/Acct. No. 200232700021  and FRN  0007-3086-12.  Requests  for 
full payment under an installment plan should be sent to:  Chief, 
Revenue and Receivables Operations Group, 445 12th Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.6

     5.        IT IS FURTHER  ORDERED THAT a  copy of this  Order 
shall be  sent by  first class  mail and  certified mail,  return 
receipt  requested,  to  Marcel  Charles,  414  11th  Street  SE, 
Immokalee, Florida   34142 and  203  W. Main  Street,  Immokalee, 
Florida  34142.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

     1 47 U.S.C.  301.

     2 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 
200232700021 (Enf. Bur., Tampa Office, released August 5, 2002).

     3 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

     4 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

     5 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     6 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.