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                                 March 15, 2012

                                                                    DA 12-409



   Dr. Dennis L. Bruno

   c/o Mr. Arthur T. McQuillan

   McQuillan Law Offices

   206 Main Street

   Johnstown, PA 15901

   Re: Notice of Debarment

   File No. EB-11-IH-1582

   Dear Dr. Bruno:

   The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) hereby notifies you
   that, pursuant to Section 54.8 of its rules, you are prohibited from
   participating in 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 November 18, 2011, 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 November 30,
   2011. The Notice of Suspension suspended you from participating in
   activities associated with or relating to the E-Rate program and 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 May 9, 2011, you pled guilty
   to intentionally misappropriating approximately $49,600 in federal
   education funds from the Department of Education's Fund for the
   Improvement of Education program in your capacity as Superintendent of the
   Glendale School District. Additionally, you admitted and stipulated in a
   plea agreement that you had conspired with others to fraudulently obtain
   $414,421.92 from the E-Rate program. 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 your 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.

   For the foregoing reasons, you are debarred from participating in 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

   Acting Chief

   Investigations and Hearings Division

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Johnnay Schrieber, Universal Service Administrative Company (via

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

   Stephanie L. Haines, United States Attorney's Office, Western Pennsylvania
   (via e-mail)

   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, Acting Chief, Investigations and
   Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission,
   to Dr. Dennis L. Bruno, Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment
   Proceeding, 26 FCC Rcd 16006 (Enf. Bur. 2011) (Attachment 1).

   76 Fed. Reg. 74058  (Nov. 30, 2011).

   United States v. Dennis L. Bruno, Criminal Docket No. 11-15 J, Arraignment
   Plea; United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania,
   News, Former Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Federal Program Theft, May 9,
   2011, at
   (Press Release).

   Press Release at 1.

   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 December 30, 2011.

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

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

   Dr. Dennis L. Bruno

   March 15, 2012

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