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                                   Before the

   Federal Communications Commission

   Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of           File No.: EB-10-TP-0077      
     Fritzner Lindor            NAL/Acct. No.: 201132700007  
     Orange Park, Florida       FRN No.: 0020856266          

                                FORFEITURE ORDER

   Adopted: September 20, 2011 Released: September 20, 2011

   By the Regional Director, South Central Region, Enforcement Bureau:


    1. In this Forfeiture Order ("Order"), we issue a monetary forfeiture in
       the amount of three hundred dollars ($300) to Fritzner Lindor ("Mr.
       Lindor") for willful and repeated violation of section 301 of the
       Communications Act of 1934, as amended ("Act"). The noted violations
       involved Mr. Lindor's operation of an unlicensed radio station on the
       frequency 94.7 MHz in Orange Park, Florida.


    2. On May 16, 2011, the Enforcement Bureau's Tampa Office ("Tampa
       Office") issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture  ("NAL")
       to Mr. Lindor for operating an unlicensed radio station. In view of
       the record evidence discussed in detail in the NAL, including the fact
       that Mr. Lindor admitted that he knew his action violated the Act, the
       NAL proposed a forfeiture of $15,000 against Mr. Lindor for violation
       of section 301 of the Act. Mr. Lindor submitted a response to the NAL
       acknowledging that he committed the violation, but denying that he
       "used the radio knowing that it was illegal." Mr. Lindor also requests
       cancellation or reduction of the proposed forfeiture because he
       asserts that he cannot afford the proposed forfeiture.


    3. The proposed forfeiture amount in this case was assessed in accordance
       with section 503(b) of the Act, section 1.80 of the Commission's
       rules, and the Forfeiture Policy Statement. In examining Mr. Lindor's
       response, section 503(b) of the Act requires that the Commission take
       into account the nature, circumstances, extent, and gravity of the
       violation and, with respect to the violator, the degree of
       culpability, any history of prior offenses, ability to pay, and other
       such matters as justice may require. As discussed below, we have
       considered Mr. Lindor's response in light of these statutory factors
       and find that reduction of the forfeiture is warranted based solely on
       his documented inability to pay.

    4. As set forth in the NAL, agents from the Tampa Office determined that
       Mr. Lindor operated an unlicensed radio station on the frequency 94.7
       MHz on June 8, 9, and 10, 2010. In his response to the NAL, Mr. Lindor
       admits to operating an unlicensed radio station, but asserts he did
       not know his actions were illegal. Such knowledge, however, is
       unnecessary for a violation to be willful. As the Commission has long
       held, "willful" is defined as the "conscious and deliberate commission
       or omission of [any] act, irrespective of any intent to violate" the
       law. Thus, we find that Mr. Lindor willfully and repeatedly violated
       section 301 of the Act by operating an unlicensed radio transmitter.
       We also find Mr. Lindor's statement that he did not know his actions
       to be illegal to be unreliable, given his statements to the contrary
       made to agents during the inspection on June 10, 2010.

    5. Finally, Mr. Lindor asserts that payment of the forfeiture would pose
       a financial hardship. With regard to an individual's or entity's
       inability to pay claim, the Commission has determined that, in
       general, gross revenues are the best indicator of an ability to pay a
       forfeiture. Having reviewed Mr. Lindor's submitted documentation, we
       conclude that the forfeiture should be reduced to $300, an amount
       within the range determined by the Bureau to be affordable.


    6. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to section 503(b) of the
       Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and sections 0.111, 0.204,
       0.311, 0.314, and 1.80(f)(4) of the Commission's rules, Fritzner
       Lindor IS LIABLE FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of three
       hundred dollars ($300) for violations of section 301 of the Act.

    7. 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 enforcement pursuant
       to section 504(a) of the Act. Payment of the forfeiture must be made
       by check or similar instrument, payable to the order of the Federal
       Communications Commission. The payment must include the NAL/Account
       Number and FRN referenced above. Payment by check or money order may
       be mailed to Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 979088, St.
       Louis, MO 63197-9000. Payment by overnight mail may be sent to U.S.
       Bank - Government Lockbox #979088, SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza,
       St. Louis, MO 63101. Payment by wire transfer may be made to ABA
       Number 021030004, receiving bank TREAS/NYC, and account number
       27000001. For payment by credit card, an FCC Form 159 (Remittance
       Advice) must be submitted.  When completing the FCC Form 159, enter
       the NAL/Account number in block number 23A (call sign/other ID), and
       enter the letters "FORF" in block number 24A (payment type code).
       Requests for full payment under an installment plan should be sent
       to:  Chief Financial Officer -- Financial Operations, 445 12th Street,
       S.W., Room 1-A625, Washington, D.C.  20554.   Please contact the
       Financial Operations Group Help Desk at 1-877-480-3201 or Email:  with any questions regarding payment procedures.
       Fritzner Lindor shall also send electronic notification to  on the date said payment is made.

    8. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall be sent by both
       First Class and Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, to Fritzner
       Lindor at his address of record.


   Dennis P. Carlton

   Regional Director, South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.

   Fritzner Lindor, Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, 26 FCC Rcd
   6779 (Enf. Bur. 2011). A comprehensive recitation of the facts and history
   of this case can be found in the NAL and is incorporated herein by

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.

   Letter from Fritzner Lindor to the Tampa Office dated June 4, 2011 ("NAL


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

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.80.

   The Commission's Forfeiture Policy Statement and Amendment of Section 1.80
   of the Rules to Incorporate the Forfeiture Guidelines, Report and Order,
   12 FCC Rcd 17087 (1997), recon. denied, 15 FCC Rcd 303 (1999) ("Forfeiture
   Policy Statement").

   47 U.S.C. S: 503(b)(2)(E).

   NAL Response at 1.

   47 U.S.C. S: 312(f)(1).

   Section 312(f)(2) of the Act, 47 U.S.C. S: 312(f)(2), which also applies
   to violations for which forfeitures are assessed under section 503(b) of
   the Act, provides that "[t]he term `repeated', when used with reference to
   the commission or omission of any act, means the commission or omission of
   such act more than once or, if such commission or omission is continuous,
   for more than one day."

   During the inspection on June 10, 2010, Mr. Lindor stated to FCC agents
   that he had about 19 years of experience in the broadcasting industry and
   knew his actions violated the Act. See NAL at 6779.

   See PJB Communications of Virginia, Inc., Forfeiture Order, 7 FCC Rcd
   2088, 2089 (1992) (forfeiture not deemed excessive where it represented
   approximately 2.02 percent of the violator's gross revenues); Local Long
   Distance, Inc., Forfeiture Order, 16 FCC Rcd 24385 (2000) (forfeiture not
   deemed excessive where it represented approximately 7.9 percent of the
   violator's gross revenues); Hoosier Broadcasting Corporation, Forfeiture
   Order, 15 FCC Rcd 8640 (2002) (forfeiture not deemed excessive where it
   represented approximately 7.6 percent of the violator's gross revenues).

   See NAL at 6779.

   47 U.S.C. S:S: 301, 503(b); 47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111, 0.204, 0.311, 0.314,

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

   Federal Communications Commission DA 11-1577


   Federal Communications Commission DA 11-1577