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Federal Communications Commission DA 16-1109
Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of
Jose Luis Gerez
Queens, New York
File No.: EB-FIELDNER-16-00020896
NAL/Acct. No: 201632380002
FRN: 0025807975
Adopted:  October 5, 2016 Released: October 6, 2016
By the Regional Director, Region One, Enforcement Bureau:
1. We impose a penalty of $10,000 against Jose Luis Gerez for operating an unlicensed 
radio station on 95.1 MHz in Queens, New York. The Commission previously warned Mr. Gerez that 
operation of this unlicensed station was illegal and that continued operation could result in further 
enforcement action. Mr. Gerez’s deliberate disregard of the Commission’s warning warrants a significant 
2. On August 26, 2016, the Enforcement Bureau issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for 
Forfeiture (NAL) proposing a $10,000 forfeiture against Mr. Gerez for willful and repeated violation of 
Section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act) by operating an unlicensed FM 
broadcast station on 95.1 MHz from various locations in Queens, New York.
  Mr. Gerez has not filed a 
response to the NAL.  Based on the information before us, we affirm the forfeiture proposed in the NAL.
3. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 503(b) of the Act
and Sections 
0.111, 0.204, 0.311, and 1.80 of the Commission’s rules (Rules),
Jose Luis Gerez IS LIABLE FOR A 
MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) for willfully and 
repeatedly 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 thirty (30) calendar days after the release date of this Forfeiture Order.
  If the forfeiture is 
not paid within the period specified, the case may be referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for 
enforcement of the forfeiture pursuant to Section 504(a) of the Act.
See Jose Luis Gerez, Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, DA 16-962 (EB, Aug. 26, 2016).  
47 U.S.C. § 503(b).
47 CFR §§ 0.111, 0.204, 0.311, and 1.80.
47 U.S.C. § 301.
47 CFR § 1.80.
47 U.S.C. § 504(a).
Federal Communications Commission DA 16-1109
5. Payment of the forfeiture must be made by check or similar instrument, wire transfer, or 
credit card, and must include the NAL/Account Number and FRN referenced above.  Mr. Gerez shall 
send electronic notification of payment to Matthew L. Gibson at on the date 
said payment is made.  Regardless of the form of payment, a completed FCC Form 159 (Remittance 
Advice) must be submitted.
  When completing the Form 159, enter the Account Number in block 
number 23A (call sign/other ID) and enter the letters “FORF” in block number 24A (payment type code).  
Below are additional instructions that should be followed based on the form of payment selected:
? Payment by check or money order must be made payable to the order of the Federal 
Communications Commission.  Such payments (along with the completed Form 159) must be 
mailed to Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 979088, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, 
or sent via overnight mail to U.S. Bank – Government Lockbox #979088, SL MO-C2-GL, 1005 
Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101.
? Payment by wire transfer must be made to ABA Number 021030004, receiving bank 
TREAS/NYC, and Account Number 27000001.  To complete the wire transfer and ensure 
appropriate crediting of the wired funds, a completed Form 159 must be faxed to U.S. Bank at 
(314) 418-4232 on the same business day the wire transfer is initiated.
? Payment by credit card must be made by providing the required credit card information on FCC 
Form 159 and signing and dating the Form 159 to authorize the credit card payment.  The 
completed Form 159 must then be mailed to Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 
979088, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, or sent via overnight mail to U.S. Bank – Government 
Lockbox #979088, SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101.
6. Any request for making full payment over time under an installment plan should be sent 
to: Chief Financial Officer – Financial Operations, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th 
Street, SW, Room 1-A625, Washington, DC 20554.
  Questions regarding payment procedures should be 
directed to the Financial Operations Group Help Desk by telephone, 1-877-480-3201, or by e-mail,
7. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Forfeiture Order shall be sent by first 
class mail and certified mail, return receipt requested, to Jose Luis Gerez at his address of record. 
David Dombrowski
Regional Director, Region One
Enforcement Bureau
An FCC Form 159 and detailed instructions for completing the form may be obtained at
See 47 CFR § 1.1914.