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

In the Matter of                        )
Dr. John G. Pierre                 )    File No. EB-00-NY-003
Brooklyn, NY                                      )    NAL/Acct. 

No. 20013238-0001

                        FORFEITURE ORDER

     Adopted:  February 16, 2001             Released:   February 

20, 2001  

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) against Dr. John G. Pierre (``Dr. Pierre'') for willful 
violation of  Section  301  of the  Communications  Act  of  1934 
(``Act'')1,  as  amended.   The  noted  violation  involves   Dr. 
Pierre's operation of a radio transmitter without a license.

     2.   On November 15, 2000, the District Director of the  New 
York Field Office  released a  Notice of  Apparent Liability  for 
Forfeiture (``NAL'')  in the  amount of  eleven thousand  dollars 
($11,000) to Dr. Pierre. Dr. Pierre  has not filed a response  to 
the NAL.   Based on  the  information before  us, we  affirm  the 
assessment of a monetary forfeiture in this matter.  However, ten 
thousand  dollars  ($10,000)   is  the  base   amount  for   this 
violation.2  Therefore, we are reducing the forfeiture amount  to 
ten thousand dollars ($10,000) on our own motion.

     3.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED THAT,  pursuant to  Section 
503(b) of the Act,3 and  Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80(f)(4)  of 
the Commission's  Rules,4 Dr.  John  G. Pierre  IS LIABLE  FOR  A 
MONETARY  FORFEITURE  in  the  amount  of  $10,000  for   willful 
violation of the provisions of Section 301 of the Act.

     4.   Payment of the forfeiture shall  be made in the  manner 
provided for in Section 1.80 of the Commission's Rules5 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.6  Payment may 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 
reference NAL/Acct.  number  20013238-0001.   Requests  for  full 
payment under  an  installment plan  should  be sent  to:  Chief, 
Credit  and  Debt  Management  Center,  445  12th  Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.7

     5.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED  THAT this notice shall be  sent, 
by certified  mail,  return receipt  requested,  to Dr.  John  G. 
Pierre, 2247 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11226. 


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau


     1  47 U.S.C.  301.

     2 See 47 U.S.C. 1.80.

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

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

     5 47 C.F.R.  1.80.

     6 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     7 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.