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                               September 10, 2012

                                                                   DA 12-1467



   Mr. Jonathan M. Slaughter, No. 13660-002

   FCI Yazoo City Low

   Federal Correctional Institution

   P.O. Box 5000

   Yazoo City, MS 39194

   Re: Notice of Debarment

   File No. EB-12-IH-0050

   Dear Mr. Slaughter:

   The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) hereby notifies you
   that, pursuant to Section 54.8 of its rules, you are prohibited from
   participating in activities associated with or relating to the schools and
   libraries universal service support mechanism (E-Rate program) for three
   years from either the date of your receipt of this Notice of Debarment, or
   of its publication in the Federal Register, whichever is earlier in time
   (Debarment Date).

   On May 9, 2012, the Commission's Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) sent you a
   Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment Proceeding (Notice of
   Suspension) that was published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2012.
   The Notice of Suspension suspended you from participating in activities
   associated with or relating to the E-Rate program. It also described the
   basis for initiating debarment proceedings against you, the applicable
   debarment procedures, and the effect of debarment.

   As discussed in the Notice of Suspension, on September 29, 2011, you pled
   guilty to converting approximately $892,000 in E-Rate checks, payable to
   six schools and 14 school districts located in 13 states, to your personal
   use while you were the owner and president of E-Rate Consulting Services,
   LLC (ECS). Between May 2006 and January 2009, you deposited those E-Rate
   funds into your ECS bank account for your personal use instead of
   transmitting them to your clients. Pursuant to Section 54.8(c) of the
   Commission's rules, your conviction of criminal conduct in connection with
   the E-Rate program is the basis for this debarment.

   In accordance with the Commission's debarment rules, you were required to
   file with the Commission any opposition to your suspension or its scope,
   or to your proposed debarment or its scope, no later than 30 calendar days
   from either the date of your receipt of the Notice of Suspension or of its
   publication in the Federal Register, whichever date occurred first. The
   Commission did not receive any such opposition from you.

   For the foregoing reasons, you are debarred from participating in
   activities associated with or related to the E-Rate program for three
   years from the Debarment Date. During this debarment period, you are
   excluded from participating in any activities associated with or related
   to the E-Rate program, including the receipt of funds or discounted
   services through the E-Rate program, or consulting with, assisting, or
   advising applicants or service providers regarding the E-Rate program.


   Theresa Z. Cavanaugh,


   Investigations and Hearings Division

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Johnnay Schrieber, Universal Service Administrative Company (via

   Rashann Duvall, Universal Service Administrative Company (via e-mail)

   Andrew O. Schiff, Assistant United States Attorney, United States
   Department of Justice (via e-mail)


             ECS' CLIENTS               STATE        TOTAL AMOUNT CONVERTED  

     Dermott Public School             Arkansas                   $6,809.24  

     Citrus County School              Florida                  $678,288.69  

     Eckerd Halfway House/E-Ku         Florida                       $5,670  

     Hendry County School              Florida                   $39,031.19  

     Kuna Joint School District         Idaho                     $3,523.67  

     Middleton School District          Idaho                     $4,299.25  

     The Winchendon School          Massachusetts                 $8,316.00  

     Northwood Children's             Minnesota                  $24,797.66  

     Prairie Academy                  Minnesota                   $4,673.99  

     Poplar Bluff School District      Missouri                   $7,672.77  

     Red Cloud Community School        Nebraska                   $2,254.52  

     SAU 41-Hollis Brookline        New Hampshire                 $1,765.18  

     Beaufort County School         North Carolina                $9,730.00  

     Middle Ohio Education               Ohio                        $23.01  

     Penns Valley Area School        Pennsylvania                $10,966.83  

     Bedford County School            Tennessee                  $23,215.94  

     Banquete Independent School        Texas                    $18,655.72  

     Cleburne Independent School        Texas                     $7,231.32  

     Leander Independent School         Texas                    $31,872.31  

     Teague Independent School          Texas                     $3,190.56  

     TOTAL                                                      $891,987.85  

   47 C.F.R. S: 54.8(g); see also 47 C.F.R. S: 0.111 (delegating authority to
   the Enforcement Bureau to resolve universal service suspension and
   debarment proceedings).

   Letter from Theresa Z. Cavanaugh, Chief, Investigations and Hearings
   Division, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, to
   Jonathan M. Slaughter, Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment
   Proceeding, 27 FCC Rcd 5091 (Enf. Bur. 2012) (Attachment 1).

   77 Fed. Reg. 31010  (May 24, 2012).

   United States v. Jonathan Slaughter, Case No. 2:11cr162-MEF-01, Plea
   Agreement at 3-5 (M.D. Ala. 2011) (Plea Agreement); see Appendix.

   Id. at 4-5.

   47 C.F.R. S: 54.8(c).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 54.8 (e)(3), (4). Any opposition had to be filed no later
   than June 13, 2012.

   Id. S:S: 54.8(e)(5), (g).

   Id. S:S: 54.8(a)(1), (5), (d).

   Jonathan M. Slaughter

   September 10, 2012

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